Hillbilly Music brings
together stories, sounds and images of country folk music as it developed
from oral tradition to recorded style in the 1920s.
- Read "Hillbilly Music: Source and Symbol," folklorist Archie Green's landmark 1965 article on hillbilly music, which includes links to many of the images and sounds in the exhibit.
|Hillbilly Music: Source and Symbol is a virtual exhibit space of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It draws on images, songs, and texts presented during the April 2003 conference entitled Hillbilly Music Sources and Symbols: Country Music, Cultural Brokerage and O Brother, Where Art Thou? The original exhibit celebrated the publication of Country Music Sources (SFC/JEMF, 2002) by Guthrie T. Meade Jr., Dick Spottswood and Douglas S. Meade.|