Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Middle Tennessee State University
Website URL
South, ethnomusicology, death studies, pop music studies, women, gender, oral history
Additional Contact Information
Oral History Association/Co-Director PO Box 193/MTSU/Murfreesboro, TN. 37132

Personal Info

About Me

I am a popular music studies scholar who has written/co-edited three books on gender and country music. My most recent work is on Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe.”

I also write about death rituals and the South in the 20th century.

Recent Publications

with Diane Pecknold, co-editor, Country Boys and Redneck Women (honorable mention – best book of the year by No Depression)

+two others


Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Women, World War I, World War II