Bill Malone: Three Chords and the Truth Bill Malone literally wrote the book on country music. He was the first scholar to place the genre in historical context with his classic book, Country Music U.S.A., in 1968. More than 50 years later, he remains a preeminent voice in the field — he was the only historian featured in Ken Burns’s Country Music series (2019) on PBS. Texas State University played a significant role in this career arc, as Malone taught in the Department of History while compiling his first book, and the Wittliff Collections contributed materials to Burns’s well-received documentary. Join us for a conversation with Malone at the Wittliff Collections as we talk about country music, Ken Burns, and Malone’s time in San Marcos. Catered reception at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6 p.m., with a book-signing to follow.
The Wittliff Collections Festival is a one-day celebration of southwest culture and creativity. Austin is the place. April 18, 2020 is the date. All proceeds benefit The Wittliff Collections and will be used to acquire important new collections. Please support the festival with a table sponsorship, VIP corporate sponsorship, or outright donation. Tables are available beginning at the $25,000 level. Corporate sponsorships begin at $5,000. Individual tickets are not available. For more information: https://wittliffcollectionsfestival.com or email@example.com.