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
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Women, World War I, World War II