ICMC 2024 Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press virtual exhibit for the 2024 International Country Music Conference! Explore our extensive collection of books, journals, blog posts, and more. Use the promo code ICMC24 for 50% off of all books when ordering from our website, May 31 – June 8, 2024. Buy 3 books and receive a free issue of Journal of Appalachian Studies.

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University of Illinois Press has begun a partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for the publication of books about country music as well as reissues of significant out-of-print historical works.

Watch the above video to hear Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times journalist and contributor of the book’s main essay, discuss the first release in this partnership—Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock. A companion to a major multi-year exhibition of the same name, this lavishly illustrated book traces the impact of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Eagles, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and many more.
(Video credit: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

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Let’s Talk

Laurie Matheson is the director of the University of Illinois Press. Her areas of acquisition include the subjects of Music, Dance, and Folklore. If you’re working on a book project, please feel free to reach out to her during the conference here.

Click here to read an interview with Laurie Matheson.

Mariah Schaefer is the associate acquisitions editor who acquires for the Women’s Media History Now! series.

Click here to contact her by email.

Connect with Mariah on Twitter: @mariahschaefer

Anniversaries We’re Celebrating

International in scope, this open-ended series features short, readable books about women composers. These volumes represent the broadest possible spectrum of music that women have created, in all styles and genres from classical to popular to traditional, from early to contemporary, from secular to sacred, from private to public, from the great range of regional, social, ethnic, and other communities that have shaped their experience. Taken together, the Women Composers books aim to answer the question, What music have women created, and why and how and with what result?

Lydia R. Hamessley’s Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton, which Library Journal called “a persuasive argument for taking Dolly Parton seriously as an artist. For folk and country music scholars, musicians, and fans,” is a title in the Women Composer series.

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