Craig Havighurst's Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City PDF

By Craig Havighurst

Started by means of the nationwide lifestyles and coincidence assurance corporation in 1925, WSM grew to become essentially the most influential and extraordinary radio stations within the background of broadcasting and nation tune. WSM gave Nashville the moniker “Music urban united states” in addition to a wealthy culture of tune, information, and broad-based leisure. With the increase of kingdom tune broadcasting and recording among the Nineteen Twenties and ‘50s, WSM, Nashville, and nation song grew to become inseparable, stemming from WSM’s release of the Grand Ole Opry, well known day-by-day exhibits like Noontime Neighbors, and early morning artist-driven exhibits akin to Hank Williams on Mother’s most sensible Flour.

Sparked via public outcry following an offer to tug state song and the Opry from WSM-AM in 2002, Craig Havighurst scoured new and current resources to rfile the station’s profound influence at the personality and self-image of Nashville. Introducing the reader to colourful artists and businessmen from the station’s background, together with Owen Bradley, Minnie Pearl, Jim Denny, Edwin Craig, and Dinah Shore, the quantity invitations the reader to mirror at the prestige of Nashville, radio, and state song in American culture.

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