Assignments 3.3

3.3        Country Music

Hillbilly Elegy Excerpts

Gordon, Rise and Fall of American Growth

HW: Wendy Brenner, About a Girl

Please comment on the article. Also choose two artists from the list, listen to two songs from each artist, post and comment.

3.4        Country Music

Early Country

HW: Tom Piazza on Jimmie Rodgers

Please comment on the article and then choose some music from any of the tribute albums named in the article. Your post should address the durability or influence of Jimmie Rodgers music. What might the musicians bring out in the songs of Jimmie Rodgers?

3.5    Jimmie Rodgers

Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

HW: Bill C. Malone on Hank Williams

3.9       Hank Williams

Hank Williams, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

HW: Will Stephenson, Crazy to Look in the Eye  Please read the article and listen to a song from three artists named in the article and post.

3.11    Outlaws

HW: Explain how country music changed in the twentieth century. Begin with a short paragraph on origins, then focus on three or four artists that show the changes in the music (but don’t forget continuity, either). At least one of the artists must be a woman and you may use only one of the artists that we focused on in class.

3-4 pages, double spaced. Chicago Style. you must have at least two scholarly secondary sources. Due Wednesday, March 18 at 8:15am.

Ken Burns Country Music Episode guide

Ken Burns Country Music Classroom