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41st Annual International Country Music Conference

29 May - 31 May 2025

Belmont University - Nashville, Tennessee


The 40th annual International Country Music Conference (ICMC) will be held Thursday afternoon through Saturday, 29 May - 31 May 2025 at Belmont University in the heart of downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

ICMC solicits proposals in all disciplines related to all aspects of the history and contemporary status of Country Music. ICMC broadly defines Country Music to include variants from Old Time Country, Cajun, Cowboy, Western Swing, and the Nashville Sound to Bluegrass, Honky Tonk, Country Rock, New Traditionalist, Hot New Country, Americana, Alternative Country, and the country music tradition in countries outside the United States. Proposals on the educational applications of Country Music from Kindergarten through the collegiate curriculum are also welcome. ICMC is truly international with papers having been presented by scholars from Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, and the United Kingdom.

All presenters will be expected to pay the registration fee which includes excellent luncheons, breakfasts, and social hour foods. No form of financial support is available for presenters. Proposals should include:

  1. Title of paper.

  2. A 100-300 word abstract.

  3. Name of presenter(s).

  4. Organization (or city if unaffiliated)

  5. E-Mail address(es).

Deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, 25 October 2024. Earlier submission of proposals is encouraged.

Nashville is served by major airlines. Interstates 24, 40, and 65 pass through Nashville.

Proposals may be submitted by this google form.

Late proposals may be emailed to in case of unexpected openings.

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