Past Events

10 01, 2024

Session 15: Gone Country: How Nashville Transformed a Music Genre into a Lifestyle Brand

2024-03-25T08:00:15-06:00

During the late twentieth century, the music industry branded country as the sound of wholesome, family-friendly white conservatism, disregarding its multiracial and multiethnic roots. [...]

Session 15: Gone Country: How Nashville Transformed a Music Genre into a Lifestyle Brand2024-03-25T08:00:15-06:00
3 01, 2024

Session 13: Independent Record Shops: Lucy’s Record Shop and Community

2024-01-11T14:24:15-06:00

From 1992 to 1998, Lucy’s Record Shop served as a source for independent music and an all-ages punk club. Located on Church Street in [...]

Session 13: Independent Record Shops: Lucy’s Record Shop and Community2024-01-11T14:24:15-06:00
21 08, 2023

Session 11: From Dixie to Rocky Top: Music and Meaning in Southeastern Conference Football by Carrie Allen Tipton

2023-11-09T12:09:51-06:00

Tracing the story of Southeastern Conference (SEC) fight songs from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century, author Carrie Allen Tipton places this [...]

Session 11: From Dixie to Rocky Top: Music and Meaning in Southeastern Conference Football by Carrie Allen Tipton2023-11-09T12:09:51-06:00
21 08, 2023

Session 10: The Last Ride: Murder, Money, and the Sensational Trial that Captivated Nashville by Martha Smith Tate

2023-10-12T08:50:58-06:00

On May 24, 1968, prominent Chevrolet dealer and self-made millionaire W. Haynie Gourley was murdered. The exhaustive manhunt, police investigation, and trial mesmerized the [...]

Session 10: The Last Ride: Murder, Money, and the Sensational Trial that Captivated Nashville by Martha Smith Tate2023-10-12T08:50:58-06:00
1 08, 2023

Session 12: The Development of the Chitlin’ Circuit in Middle Tennessee and the Road to Popular Music (1860–1960)

2023-11-09T12:08:27-06:00

During the hundred years of racial segregation that followed the Civil War, African Americans built a strong network of entertainment spaces to support the [...]

Session 12: The Development of the Chitlin’ Circuit in Middle Tennessee and the Road to Popular Music (1860–1960)2023-11-09T12:08:27-06:00
1 08, 2023

Session 10: Music and the Politics of Treason and Disloyalty in the American Civil War

2023-09-21T11:59:02-06:00

What did it mean for Confederates to sing patriotic music during the American Civil War? This talk draws on evidence of sixty cases of [...]

Session 10: Music and the Politics of Treason and Disloyalty in the American Civil War2023-09-21T11:59:02-06:00
1 08, 2023

Session 9: Following the Drums: African American Fife and Drum Music in Tennessee

2023-08-17T09:59:30-06:00

From its roots in West Africa and early American militia drumming to its prominence in African American communities during the time of Reconstruction, fife [...]

Session 9: Following the Drums: African American Fife and Drum Music in Tennessee2023-08-17T09:59:30-06:00
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