Country Music Hall of Fame


Concert and Conversation: Ralph Peer and the Making of Country Music

November 15, 2014 | Posted by Tori Tarvin

November 15, 2014
Most music executives receive little public attention, despite their pivotal roles in making performers' achievements possible. Ralph Peer, a pioneering talent scout, record producer, music publisher, and artist manager, shaped country music's emergence as a commercial art form and led to his election to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984. In this multi-media program, Barry Mazor, author of the newly published Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music, explores Peer’s work with Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest V. “Pop” Stoneman, the Carter Family, and other country greats. Singer/songwriter Shawn Camp performed.  Museum Senior Historian John Rumble will served as host