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Country music's little white myth 

The new book Hidden in the Mix details African-American contributions to a genre long associated with whiteness.

Hidden in the Mix: The African-American Presence in Country Music

Hidden in the Mix: The African-American Presence in Country Music

Country music is white music. Its performers are white; its repertoire is white; its audience is white. That's the genre's image, anyway. But it's largely a myth, debunked decisively in Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music, a…

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