Monday, September 9 | 2 p.m. | Movie Theatre
Music educator Richard Travers will discuss the history of country music from its origins in the southern United States in the 1920s. Country takes its roots from the southeastern genres of American folk music, old time music and hillbilly music. This lecture will include the great songs and performers from the Grand Ol’ Opry (Patsy Cline, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, Chet Atkins, etc.), the Outlaws (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, etc.), and will touch on some of today’s artists and musicians who represent the current voice of country music.