From You Guys to Y’all: An Exploration of Country Music in Nashville
Advisor: Dr. Gregory Barz – Faculty head of North House on the Commons
This VIP group’s major goal is to explore country music in the context of the Nashville community and in the larger context of its history and culture in the United States. As students at Vanderbilt who have come from parts of the United States where country music is less “culturally relevant” than in Nashville, the students in the group face their project with little background related to the specifics of what they will study. The students will research and seek to understand the different types of music that fit under the “country music” spectrum, including bluegrass, pop-country, and folk music.
Individual Reflection Video (August 2010):