Antedating of "Country and Western"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 9 03:01:42 UTC 2012

country and western (OED 1959)

1942 _Billboard_ 25 Apr. 73/2 (Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive)  With spring and summer coming on, personal appearance tours of country and Western bands at fairs and other outdoor locations will be on the increase.

Fred Shapiro

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