35th Annual International Country Music Conference

31 May-2 June 2018

The Frist Lecture Hall of the Gordon E. Inman Center

Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee


The 35th annual International Country Music Conference (ICMC) will be held Thursday afternoon through Saturday, 31 May-2 June 2018 in the Frist Lecture Hall of the Gordon E. Inman 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 Old Time Country, Cajun, Cowboy, Western Swing, and the Nashville Sound to Bluegrass, Honky Tonk, Country Rock, New Traditionalist, Hot New Country, Americana, Alternative Country, and the country music tradition in countries outside the United States. 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 Australia, Austria, Canada the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, and the United Kingdom.

All presenters will be expected to pay the $200.00 (U.S.) registration fee which includes excellent luncheons, breakfasts, and social hour foods. No form of financial support is available for presenters. 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).

Proposals may be submitted by E-Mail to JAkenson@tntech.edu or sent by conventional mail to James E. Akenson. Box 5042. Tennessee Technological University. Cookeville, TN 38505. U.S.A. Deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, 27 October 2017. Earlier submission of proposals is encouraged.

Nashville is served by major airlines. Interstates 24, 40, and 65 pass through Nashville.