Preface ; Introduction ; CHAPTER 1: PROGRESSIVE COUNTRY MUSIC AS LOCAL MUSIC ; CHAPTER 2: "I JUST WANNA BE A COSMIC COWBOY": ; PASTORAL IMAGERY AND PROGRESSIVE COUNTRY MUSIC ; CHAPTER 3: "UP AGAINST THE WALL, REDNECK MOTHER": ; COSMIC COWBOYS AND CULTURAL CONFLICT IN RURAL TEXAS ; CHAPTER 4: !VIVA TERLINGUA!: LIVE RECORDINGS AND ; THE AUTHENTICITY OF PROGRESSIVE COUNTRY MUSIC ; CHAPTER 5: "BOB WILLS IS STILL THE KING": ; PROGRESSIVE COUNTRY AND THE REVIVAL OF WESTERN SWING ; CONCLUSION: "A GATHERING OF THE TRIBES": MUSIC FESTIVALS ; AND CONFLUENCE IN AUSTIN ; WORKS CITED ; DISCOGRAPHY ; FILMOGRAPHY ; NOTES ; INDEX
Travis D. Stimeling is assistant professor of music at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, where he teaches courses in music history and ethnomusicology.
This is the most engaging and informative examination of progressive country music to date. Stimeling has done an outstanding job of exploring the social, cultural, and political implications of this important yet often misunderstood musical phenomenon. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the rich, complex, and colorful history of American music. * Dr. Gary Hartman, Director, Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University-San Marcos *