The 16th annual International Country Music Conference (ICMC) will be
held Friday and Saturday 4-5 June 1999 in The Massey Business Center at
Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Belmont University is located at
the south end of Music Row.
ICMC solicits proposals in all disciplines related to all aspects of
the history and contemporary status of Country Music. ICMC broadly defines
Country Music to include variants from Precommercial, Old Time Country,
Cajun, Cowboy, Western Swing, and the Nashville Sound to Bluegrass, Honky Tonk,
Country Rock, New Traditionalist, Hot New Country, and Alternative Country.
Proposals on the educational applications of Country Music from Kindergarten
through the collegiate curriculum are also welcome. ICMC is truly
international with papers having been presented by scholars from Canada, the
Czech Republic, Denmark, and Japan.
All presenters will be expected to pay the $60.00 (U.S.) registration
fee. Proposals should include:
1. Title of paper.
2. A 75-100 word abstract.
3. Name of presenter(s).
4. Institutional affiliation(s).
5. Complete address(es).
6.Phone and fax numbers.
7. E-Mail address(es).
Deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, 23 October 1998.
Thursday evening, 3 June 1999 will provide an opportunity for attendees
to gather and socialize informally. Friday and Saturday, 4-5 June 1999 will
provide a wide variety of presentations dealing with the history and
contemporary status of country music. ICMC will also feature intriguing
panel discussions moderated by Mr. Ronnie Pugh of the Country Music Foundation.
The Friday, 4 June 1999 luncheon will feature the 1999 Belmont University
Country Music Book Of-The-Year Award.
Nashville is served by major airlines. Interstates 24, 40, and 65 pass
through Nashville. The Holiday Inn Vanderbilt (1-800-HOLIDAY) on West End
Avenue and two Hampton Inns (1-800-HAMPTON) on West End Avenue are
conveniently located to Belmont University. Less expensive motels include
Shoney's Inn (800-222-2222 or 615-255-9977) which is at the I-40 Demonbreun
Street exit right at Music Row. Other less expensive choices include
The Clubhouse Inn (800-258-2466/615- 244-0150), a LaQuinta
(615-259-2130/800-531-5900), and a Days Inn on West End Avenue. A complete
range of motels (Days Inn, Super 8, etc) serves Nashville. Each may be
contacted through their respective 1-800 reservation numbers.
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