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 What 19th Annual International Country Music Conference
 When May 30, 2002
 Where Nashville, TN
 Source ICMC

The19th annual International Country Music Conference program for 30 May-1 June 2002 in the Board Room of the Massey Business Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee is included below. We hope you will be joining us for a cordial and informative time!

Please send the $70 U.S. registration fee, or $40 IF non-waged, in the form of a check made payable to ICMC by Friday, 24 May 2002 to:

James E. Akenson
Box 5042
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, TN 38505

We will E-Mail confirmation of receipt of your registration. If you have not attended ICMC before, we will send you a map to assist in getting to Belmont University. The Board Room of the Massey Business Center of Belmont University is located at the south end of Music Row and offers a dramatic view of Music Row and downtown Nashville.

Nashville is served by major airlines. Interstates 24, 40, and 65 pass through Nashville. The Holiday Inn Vanderbilt (1-800-HOLIDAY) on West End Avenue and two Hampton Inns (1-800-HAMPTON) on West End Avenue are conveniently located to Belmont University. Other less expensive choices include a LaQuinta (615-259-2130/800-531-5900), and a Days Inn on West End Avenue. A complete range of motels (Days Inn, Super 8, etc) are found in Nashville and may be contacted through their respective 1-800 reservation numbers.

We would like very much for you to be able to join us Thursday evening 30 May 2002 for Kevin Parkıs and Bobby Reedıs keynote talk "Country Music Goes to the Movies" We will have refreshments available by 6:30p.m. and invite you to linger and socialize afterward as well. Bring your instrument for some informal pickinı !!

We look forward to seeing you at ICMC!! :-) JEA

The Board Room
Massey Business Center
Belmont University
Nashville Tennessee

Thursday , 30 May 2002

Registration/Social Hour/Jammin

Conference Keynote: Mr. Kevin Park and Mr. Bobby Reed
Chicago, Illinois
"Country Music Goes to the Movies"

Friday, 31 May 2002

8:00- 8:30a.m.
Registration, Coffee, and Donuts.

8:30- 9:30a.m.
Dr. James Elliott
Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee
"The Gamble That Paid Off: Jim McBride and Alan Jackson"


Mr. Randy Rudder
Nashville State Technical Institute
Nashville, Tennessee
"The Night the Music Died: What Exactly Happened the Night of Hank Williams Sr.'s Death?"


Dr. S. Renee Dechert
Northwest College
Powell, Wyoming
George H. Lewis
Pacific Univesrity
Stockton, California
"Proud of the Glory, Stare Down the Shame: The Drive-by Truckers's, *Southern Rock Opera* and the Redneck Underground"


Dr. Kristine McKusker
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
"Rose Lee Maphis and Working on Barn Dance Radio,1930-1960"


11:00a.m. to Noon
Dr.Thomas Wilmeth
Concordia University Wisconsin
Mequon, Wisconsin
"Willie Nelson's Duet Projects: The Great & The Gratuitous"


Dr. Fred Danker
University of Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
"Country Music Goes to College: A Course for Undergraduates"

Lunch 12:00-1:15p.m

Luncheon Features:
The Belmont University Curb Music Industry Country Music Book of the Year Award
and the
Country Music Life Time Achievement Award

Special Feature:
The Charlie Lamb Excellence In Country Music Journalism Award
Honorees: Ed Morris and Grant Alden

Dr.Ted Olson
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
"The Roots Acknowledging the Branches: Country Music in Scotland"


Dr. Bill Brown
Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia, Kentucky
Mr. Michael Fleming
Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles
Sharpsburg, Georgia
"North Georgia Bluegrass Pioneers"


Dr. Wayne Daniel
Georgia State University (Retired)
Atlanta, Georgia
"Polly Jenkins and Her Musical Plow Boys: A Vaudeville Valedictory"


Mr. Moris Levy
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
"Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow": The Country Career of Tom Jones"


Ms. Jocelyn Neal
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
"Case Study: Construct and Concept of a Country Album Part II"

International Country Music Conference
The Board Room
Massey Business Center
Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, 1 June 2002

Coffee and Donuts

Mr. Ronnie Pugh
Nashville Public Library
Nashville, Tennessee
"More on the Politics of Country Music"


Mr. Kevein Fontenot
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Pickin and Politicin: Tex Ritter's Campaign for the US Senate"


Dr. Erika Brady
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky
"Are you boys boxpickers?: Material Culture and Musical Identity in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky"


Mr. Tony VanWinkle
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky
"It's a Long Way to Harlan!:" Extractive Industry and Expressive Reaction, The Case of Coal Mining and Music in the Western Kentucky Coal-fields"


11:00-12:00 Noon
"The 75th Anniversary of the Bristol Sessions: An Analysis"
Moderator: Mr. Ronnie Pugh—Country Music Foundation.

Special Panelist: Ms. Patsy Stoneman—Manchester, Tennessee
Dr. Jocelyn Neal—University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dr. Ted Olson—East Tennessee State University; Johnson City, Tennessee
Dr. Nolan Porterfield—Bowling Green, Kentucky
Dr. Charles K. Wolfe—Middle Tennessee State University; Murfreesboro, Tennessee

LUNCH 12:00-1:15p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Jimmie N. Rogers
University of Arkansas
"Researching Country Music: Almost Like a Song"

Dr. Ellen Wright
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
"Didya Ever Iron A Dress With A Lightbulb?": The Life of Roni Stoneman.


Mr. David Pruett
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
The Pitchmen-Entertainers of Old-Time Radio: A Case Study


Dr. Don Cusic
Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee
"Riders in the Sky: The Beatles of Western Music"


Dr. Richard Peterson and Mr. Steven Lee
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
"Where Country Music Lovers Thrive, the Internet"


Dr. James E. Akenson
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, Tennessee
Dr. Pam Petty
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky
"New Dimensions of Teaching About Bluegrass in the K-12 Curriculum"

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