We are grateful to each of the FUNDERS for their faith in this project and our team:

Primary Funding for Honky Tonks, Hymns, and the Blues was provided by:

National Endowment for the Humanities

Additional Funders include:

National Endowment for the Arts
Texas Council for the Humanities
Alabama State Council on the Arts
Rounder Records
Institute of Texan Cultures, University of Texas San Antonio

Institutional Support came from:

Texas Public Radio
National Council for Traditional Arts
Texas Heritage Music Foundation
NPR Online

We are extremely grateful to the SCHOLARS who have helped guide this project through myth and mist:

Barry Ancelet
Guy Bailey
Joyce Cauthen
Francis Davis
James Horton
Kathleen Hudson
Kip Lornell
Bill Malone
Robert McElvaine
John Shelton Reed
Ann Savoy
Chris Waterman
Tom Wilmeth
Joe Wilson
Charles K. Wolfe

Many thanks to ELLEN McDONNELL, Executive Producer of NPR News' Morning Edition, for Believing, Committing, and Clearing the Road.

Special Thanks to:

Asleep at the Wheel
Gary Atkinson
David C. Barnett
Kerry Blech
Jesse Boggs
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Paul Brown
Robert Brumley
Del Bryant
Carolyn Bryant
Felice Bryant
Lauren Calista
Janette Carter
Joe Carter
June Carter Cash
Sam Charters
Tom Cole
Ethan Coen
Jimmie Dale Court
Lance Cowan
Bill Crawford
Heath Curdts
Lou Curtiss
Emily Deaderick
Tom Diamont
Michael Doucet
Ray Edlund
Benton Flippen
Gene Fowler
Carlton Frank
Alexis Gillespie
Cindy and Johnny Gimble
Barrett Golding
Bob Guida
Peter Guralnik
Merle Haggard
Corey Harris
Emmylou Harris
Leda Hartman
Dan Hirschi
Deroy and Julia at Hyperakt
Bill Ivey
Stuart Jamieson
Dale Jett
Bernice Regan Johnson, PhD
David Jorgensen
Maxine Kenny
Alison Krauss
Charlie Louvin
Don Maddox
Taj Mahal
Ben Manila
Greil Marcus
Cheryl Marshall
Larry Massett
Jerry McCain
John McCord
Dennis McGee
Willie Nelson
George T. Nierenberg
Tim and Molly O’Brien
Marc O’Connor
Jim O'Neal
Brad Paul
Les Paul
Matthew D. Payne
Manuel Peña

Sam Phillips

Nolan Porterfield

Andrew Rosenblum

Ann Savoy

Marc Savoy

Avie Schneider

Mike Seeger

Charlie Seeman

Will Spires

Nick Spitzer

Original Stax Band members

Chris Strachwitz

Paul Sutphin

Joe Thompson

Amy van Singel

Albertina Walker

Cindy Walker

Doug Wamble

Dick Waterman

Doc Watson

Cathy Wayne

Jacquie Gales Webb

Earl White

Carey Williams

Lucinda Williams

Rosetta Wills



Alabama Music Hall of Fame: www.alamhof.org


ARHOOLIE RECORDS, for authentic music CDs: www.arhoolie.com


“THE BLUES” with Keb Mo – the history of America’s greatest roots music: www.yearoftheblues.org/radio



contact information: www.blues.org and www.bealestreetcaravan.org


Blue Ridge Institute, Ferrum, Virginia.

BORDER RADIO SHOW: http://www.borderradioshow.com

JOHN R. BRINKLEY: http://www.kshs.org/people/brinkley_john.htm, http://www.wfmu.org/LCD/GreatDJ/Brinkley.html

The Broadcast Archive: www.oldradio.com (and www.oldradio.com/archives/hardware/WE320A.htm.)


Albert E. Brumley and Sons/Hartford Music Company: www.brumleymusic.com

JOE BUSSARD'S VINTAGE 78'S: http://www.vintage78.com/siteCF/

The Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Inc. (Carter Fold) Hiltons, Virginia:


THE CARTER FOLD: http://www.fmp.com/orthey/carter.html#program

Country Music Foundation: www.country.org


Country Music Hall of Fame Archive

PRIVATE COLLECTION OF BILL CRAWFORD, for border radio transcriptions


DOCUMENT RECORDS, for Thomas A. Dorsey material: www.document-records.com


DOWN HOME MUSIC, for authentic music CDs (special thanks John McCord): www.downhomemusic.com

Folklife in Louisiana
(Louisiana's Living Traditions): www.louisianavoices.org/folklife/intro_and_use_of_accordions_in_Cajun_music.html


Frontera Collection UCLA


Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Macon, GA


Gospel Music Hall of Fame: www.gospelmusic.org/hall_of_fame

DAVID HOLT, with Doc Watson: www.docwatsonanddavidholt.com

Kansas State Historical Society: www.kshs.org/cool/coolbrin.htm

Library of Congress


LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE and editor SCOTT BARETTA: www.livingblues.com


National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses: www.ncgcc.com


POLLSTAR, for artist management contacts: www.pollstar.com


REVENANT RECORDS, for Charley Patton box set: www.revenantrecords.com


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: www.rockhall.com


Jimmie Rodgers Museum, Meridian, Mississippi : www.jimmierodgers.com




Rounder Records, for authentic music CDs: www.rounder.com


Savoy Music Center: http://www.savoymusiccenter.com/accordions_in_louisiana.html


Mike Seeger Collection, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Mississippi Arts Commission: http://www.arts.state.ms.us/crossroads/music/sacred_harp


SOULSVILLE USA, for contacts with Stax house band members: www.soulsvilleusa.com


Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina Chris Strachwitz’S


Southern Music Network: www.southernmusic.net


Texas Heritage Music Foundation: www.texasheritagemusic.org


University of Mississippi, Sacred Harp Singing: http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~mudws/harp.html

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS, for resources on Tex-Mex music: www.utexas.edu/utpress/

TIMELESS MUSIC: www.timelessmusic.com

WBAP, Fort Worth

Western Folklife Center

WETS in Johnson City, Tennessee, and program director DAN HIRSCHI, for Carter Family contacts: www.wingatedesign.com

 WMMT/APPALSHOP: www.appalshop.org/wmmt/

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