Country Lyricists: Media Consciousness in Country Music

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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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Media Consciousness in Country Music

In keeping with the SAMLA 85 special focus, this year's Country Lyricists panel will focus on means of communication in country lyrics. Proposals may follow either themes (such as radio as the subject of country songs) or how the works of one or two writers consistently present forms of communication in their lyrics (such as letters in lyrics by Bob Wills). Proposals should focus on the works of lyricists and not on performance of the songs. As is customary, "country" will carry a broad definition to include Americana, folk, and singer-songwriters. By June 15, 2013, please send proposals to Thomas Alan Holmes, East Tennessee State University, at

The SAMLA conference takes place November 8-10 at the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. For more details, go to