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date: 22 October 2020

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This article explores the ecoformalism of country music and the so-called old-time music. It explains that country music, especially in its traditional and alternative forms, offers rich soil for the growth of environmentalist sensibilities that transcend stereotypes of style and taste that people habitually associate with political positions. Like country music, old-time music also exudes a sense of place, long considered an important starting place in thinking and behaving ecologically. This article also discusses some lyrics in old-time music that express environmental sentiments.

Keywords: country music, old-time music, ecoformalism, environmentalist sensibilities, sense of place, environmental sentiments

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