This article discusses the origins of the commercialization of rural Southern music into the country music genre. It also discusses the way that the music was changed from an oral tradition to something to passively listen to.
"Old Time Music--New World Business: Bristol 1927 and the Exploitation and Appropriation of Depression Era Southern Folk Music,"
Constructing the Past:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/constructing/vol4/iss1/4