Country music is often thought of as a bastion of conservatism, patriotism, and, sometimes, racism. But its history is more complicated than that—it’s full of performers of all stripes and […]
Texas In Their Souls
Since publishing the dissertation that became the eminently readable (and recently updated) book Country Music USA in 1968, Bill Malone has become a widely recognized and respected country music scholar. […]
Ken Burns on Back to the Country
Filmmaker Ken Burns hops on the line to speak with Bill (and Bobbie) Malone, host of Back to the Country. Bill was featured as the sole country music historian in […]
Q&A video with Bill Malone
Q&A with Bill C. Malone, the sole historian who appears in the eight-part film “Country Music, a Film by Ken Burns,” Bill will talk about his experience working with filmmakers Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunphy, and the resulting story of the history of country music.
The Story of Country Music – Live Streamed Event!
Video and audio of this sold-out event is now available on-demand. Country music historian and WORT host Bill Malone, featured voice and consultant on the all-new Country Music film by […]
Kinky Friedman Is Writing Country Songs “The Way We Used To̶...
Kinky Friedman is a country music singer-songwriter, writer, and politician. He formed the group Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys in 1971 and recorded his debut album, Sold American, in […]