Coverage & Public Work (selected)

Tue. 11/19/19. WNYC and NPR, Radiolab, “Dolly Parton’s America,” 9-episode podcast series by Jad Abumrad and Shima Oliaee. Episode 6 features interview and performance segments with N. Hubbs and excerpts from her essay “‘Jolene,’ Genre, and the Everyday Homoerotics of Country Music.”

Wed. 6/26/19. “Opinion: The Poor-Shaming Vision of Pride in Taylor Swift’s ‘You Need to Calm Down.’” Frieze Magazine (UK).

Wed. 3/27/19. “Nadine Hubbs on Listening Queerly,” epis. 85 of Imagine Otherwise podcast, by Ideas on Fire. 22 min. Includes links and complete transcript.

Tue. 3/19/19. Journal of Popular Music Studies 31/1, Leigh H. Edwards review of *The Honky Tonk on the Left: Progressive Thought in Country Music*, ed. by Mark Allan Jackson, including essay by N. Hubbs, “Them’s My Kind of People”: 179–82.

Wed. 2/27/19. Associated Press, “Jimmie Allen is a Reflection of a New Country Music World,” by Kristin M. Hall, drawing on interview with N. H. (syndicated in the U.S. and internationally in 160+ outlets).

Thu. 1/3/19. The Nation, Country Music Is Also Mexican Music,” by Ludwig Hurtado, drawing on interview with N. H.

Thu. 11/1/18. Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Other Country,” by Nick Murray. Review of The Honky Tonk on the Left, ed. by Mark Allan Jackson (including chapter “‘Them’s My Kind of People,’” by N. H.).

Wed. 10/24/18. NPR, Morning Edition. “You’re Gonna Hear Them Roar: ‘I Am Woman’ Is an Anthem Beyond Its Era,” by Neda Ulaby, drawing on interview with N. H.

Tue. 10/9/18. Associated Press, “Taylor Swift Makes Politics Personal with Endorsement,” by Kristin Hall, drawing on interview with N. Hubbs (syndicated in 238+ English- and Spanish-language outlets).

Thu. 7/26/18. WNPR: The Colin McEnroe Show, “‘Everything But Country’: The Politics of A Polarizing Genre,” interview with N. H. (29 min.)

Sat. 6/23/18. Document Journal (Spring/Summer 2018), “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? The Gay Rodeo Inherits the American West,” by Mark Smith, drawing on interview with N. Hubbs, 178–99.

Fri. 3/23/18. Means Happy (UK), “Why Are Queer Pop Artists So Obsessed with Religion?” by Alim Kheraj, drawing on interview with N. H.

Fri. 3/9/18. NPR: On the Media, “Class Politics, Country Music and Hillbilly Humanism,” Bob Garfield interview with N. H. (rebroadcast of 10/6/17 segment). (13 min.)

Wed. 12/13/17. Fox News, “Most Bizarre College Courses 2017,” by Caleb Parke (includes N. H.’s Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music course and misquotes syllabus to represent the opposite of the actual statement).

Thu. 11/16/17. The Establishment, “Meet the Armed, Anti-Racist, Self-Proclaimed ‘Rednecks’ Taking on White Supremacy,” by Leigh Ann Smith, drawing on interview with N. H.

Tue. 10/10/17. PopMatters,Ten Conversation-Shifting Contemporary Books about Popular Music,” by Joshua Friedman (includes Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music, by N. H.).

Fri. 10/6/17. NPR: On the Media, “Class Politics, Country Music and Hillbilly Humanism,” Bob Garfield interview with N. H. (13 min.)

Mon. 5/22/17. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 23/3, “Can a Queer Love a Redneck?” Review of N. H., Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music, by Jae Basilière, 434–36.

Sat. 3/18/17. The Guardian,“Nashville lies at the Heart of a Divided Country: ‘Trump Got Bubbas to the Polls,’” by David Smith, drawing on interview with N. H.

Thu. 3/2/17. Buzzfeed, “Nashville’s Last Taboo? Country Music Stars Are Tiptoeing around Trump,” by Reggie Ugwu, drawing on interview with N. H.

Wed. 2/15/17. Billboard, “Country Music, Politics & the Lingering Fear of ‘Getting Dixie Chicked,’” by Elias Leight, drawing on interview with N. H.

Mon. 2/13/17. Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 14/1, Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music by N. H. (Review), by Anne Balay, 116–18.

Tue. 1/31/17. Christian Science Monitor, “In Bible Belt, Trump’s Big Move Brings Both Cheers and Caution,” by Patrik Jonsson, drawing on interview with N. H.

Tue. 11/1/16. “Queers and Rednecks,” Sasha Lilley interview with N. H. about country music and the origins of contemporary views on the white working class, situated in the context of the Clinton v. Trump U.S. presidential election (1 hour, with a musical example) on Berkeley KPFA radio’s syndicated show Against the Grain.

Mon. 8/1/16. “Politics and Country Music,” Bill Resnick interview with N. H. (35 min., with musical examples) on KBOO-Portland’s Old Mole Variety Hour.

Wed. 4/13/16. Associated Press, “Billy Ray Cyrus & More Country Artists Condemn Anti-LGBT Laws, But Labels Stay Silent,” by Kristin M. Hall, drawing on interview with N. H. (syndicated in various outlets).

Wed. 12/9/15. Journal of Popular Music Studies 24/7, Review of *Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music* by N. H., by Pamela Fox, 518–32.

Mon. 7/6/15. VICE.com, “In Search of Real America at Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic,” by Arielle Milkman, drawing on interview with N. H.

Fri. 6/26/15. Slate,The Problem with ‘Country for People Who Don’t Like Country,'” by Carl Wilson, drawing on points, sources, and conclusion from N. H., Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music.

Thu. 5/14/15. University of California Press blog, “Rednecks, Queers, and Indiana,” guest post by N.H.

Mon. 5/11/15. Journal of the Society for American Music 9, Review of N. H., Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music, by Travis D. Stimeling, pp. 245–51.

Mon. 5/11/15. IASPM-US Interview Series, “Nadine Hubbs, ‘Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music,’” with Diane Pecknold.

Wed. 5/6/15. Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 71/4, Review of Hubbs, Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music, by Benita Wolters-Fredlund, pp. 728–31.

Wed. 4/22/15. ELLE.com, “When Did Pop Music Get So Damn Subservient?” by Justine Harman, drawing on interview with N. H.

Tue. 12/23/14. McClatchy DC, “Rainbow Revolution: Popular Culture Helps Change America’s Minds on Gays, Marriage,” by William Douglas and Lesley Clark, drawing on interview with N. H.

Sun. 11/30/14. Herald Scotland,Books of the Year 2014“: cites N. H., Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music.

Wed. 11/5/14. New Books in Popular Culture author interview by Kreg Abshire with N. H., Rednecks, Queers, and Popular Music (podcast).

Tue. 10/28/14. Wondering Sound,Angaleena Presley and Nadine Hubbs’s Case against Country-Music Classism,” by Jewly Hight. Extended interview with country artist Presley and N. H. about country music and the American working class, drawing on Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music.

Wed. 10/15/14. Popular Music and Society (UK), Review of Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music by Ian Peddie.

Tue. 7/15/14. Swedish Radio 1, P1-Morning, “An Immortal Disco Classic,” by Lena Nordlund. Piece about Gloria Gaynor’s 1979 hit “I Will Survive,” drawing on interviews with Gaynor and N. H.

Sat. 6/28/14. WQXR New York Public Radio, “Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Gay Composers,” by Brian Wise. Post for Gay Pride weekend citing N. H. 2013 article and 2004 book, The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, on 20th-c. gay composers.

Wed. 7/10/13. Salon,A Gay Country Music Star Plays It (Relatively) Safe,” by Daniel D’Addario. Article about YouTube country music sensation Steve Grand, featuring interview quotes from N. H.

Tue. 6/25/13. WQXR New York Public Radio, “Was Stravinsky Bisexual? If He Was, So What?” by Brian Wise. Post about new revelations concerning Igor Stravinsky’s sexuality features interview quotes from N. H.

Tue. 11/15/11. Michigan Radio, “Mixing It Up on the Dance Floor,” by Kyle Norris. Story about class mixing in a metro-Detroit lesbian bar, featuring interview with N.H. (part of  Culture of Class, a special series on social class in Michigan life).

Sun. 9/26/10. New York Times Sunday Book Review, Letters” includes a letter to the editor from Elizabeth R. Cole concerning Christopher Shea’s mention of N. H.’s course Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music.

Sun. 9/5/10. New York Times Sunday Book Review, The End of Tenure?” by Christopher Shea includes mention of N.H.’s course Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music.

Sun. 4/18/10. Winston-Salem Journal, “Musical Tribute Program at WSSU to Highlight Contributions to Music by Gays,” by Ken Keuffel. Article about a classical music concert inspired by The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, by N. H.

Mon. 3/1/10. EDGE Boston, “The Lambert Effect: Is American Pop Queer-friendly?” by Joseph Erbentraut, drawing on interview with N. H.

Mar. 2009. Ethnologies 31/1. Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, by Derek Lajeunesse, pp. 277–79.

Aug. 2008. Gender and History 20/2. Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, by John Howard, pp. 449–50.

Summer 2008. Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture 12. Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, by Judith Tick, pp. 113–17.

Fri. 6/20/08. Time.com, “What Makes A Gay Song?” by Caryn Brooks. Article and podcast on Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors tour cites N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound.

Mon. 9/17/07. Swedish Radio P2, The Invisible Piano, host Birgitta Tollan. Series on LGBTQ classical composers and musicians including interview with N. H.

Mon. 7/23/07. Slate,Tammy Faye Messner, Gay Icon,” by Michelle Tsai. Article on gay pop-culture icons, drawing on interview with N. H.

Sun. 7/15/07. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Muny Takes a Flier on a Male Peter Pan,” by Judith Newmark, pp. F1, F5. Article on gender dynamics in Peter Pan including interview with N.H.

June 2007. H-Nationalism, H-Net Reviews, Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, by Kevin Bartig.

Spring/Summer 2007. Left History 12/1. Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound and another book, by Jone Devlin, pp. 168-70.

Fall 2006. Echo: A Music-Centered Journal 8/1. Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, by Melissa de Graaf.

Fall 2006. Institute for Studies in American Music Newsletter 36/1. “Locating Queerness in American Composition”: review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound and another book, by Howard Pollack, pp. 8; 13.

Aug. 2006. Journal of Popular Music Studies 18/2. Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Soundby Zoe Sherman, pp. 241-45.

Apr. 2006. Tempo 60/236. Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, and two books on Aaron Copland, by Rodney Lister, pp. 64-69.

Apr. 2006. The American Historical Review 111/2. Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Soundby Raymond Knapp, p. 515.

Wed. 3/1/06. Soundcheck, WNYC. N. H. guest in segment, “How to Sound Gay” (podcast, 22 mins.).

Jan. 2006. Choice 43/5. “Outstanding Academic Titles, 2005” cites N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound among the music titles.

Dec. 2005. Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 62/2. Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, by Renée McBride, pp. 395-97.

Thu. 9/8/05. Jerusalem Post (Israel), “Fanfare for the Uncommon Man,” by A.J. Goldmann. Article on Copland including author interview with N. H. and passages from The Queer Composition of America’s Sound.

Thu. 7/7/05. Soundcheck, WNYC. “Gay or Straight: Can You Hear the Difference?” Half-hour segment on the subject of The Queer Composition of America’s Sound (podcast).

Sun. 7/3/05. Dallas Morning News, “Gay Composers Penned Signature American Music” by Scott Cantrell, pp. 1G; 6G. Article on the subject of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, with book and author quotes. Reprinted variously via Knight Ridder Tribune News Service and online (andante.com, artsjournal.com, etc.)

July/Aug. 2005. Inside Out Hudson Valley 2/3. “Copland in Context,” by Jorge Arango, pp. 59; 62-63. Discusses The Queer Composition of America’s Sound and features excerpts from author interview with N. H., in connection with Bard College’s Copland Festival.

Spring 2005. CLGH Newsletter 19/1 (published by the Committee on Lesbian and Gay History of the American Historical Association), “CLGH 2005 Prize Announcement,” p. 3. Cites award conferred on The Queer Composition of America’s Sound: Honorable Mention in the John Boswell Prize competition for the best book in LGBTQ history published in English in 2003 or 2004.

Fri. 3/18/05. WBFO (Buffalo NPR affiliate) “Public Arts.” Reprint of Kroll, “Play but Don’t Tell” (originally published 1/18/05).

Fri. 3/4/05. Diario ABC (Madrid), “El sonido americano” (“The American Sound”), unsigned. Discussion of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound and Tommasini’s New York Times article about it (10/24/04).

Mar. 2005. The Wire 253 (UK). Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, by John Gill.

Sun. 2/27/05. El Nuevo Herald (Miami), “¿Acordes, tonos y música ‘gay’?” (“‘Gay’ Chords, Tones and Music?”), by Daniel Fernández. Discussion of LGBT issues in classical music with reference to N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound.

Feb. 2005. Curve 15/1. “Other Page-Turners,” by Julia Bloch and Jocelyn Voo, pp. 52–53. Includes review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound.

Feb. 2005. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 42/6. Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, by W. K. Kearns, p. 1030.

Tue. 1/18/05. WBUR Online Arts (Boston NPR affiliate), “Play but Don’t Tell,” by Mark Kroll. Discussion of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound and LGBT musicology.

Mon. 1/17/05. The Independent (London), “Classical Music: Diary,” by Michael Church, p. 9. Includes review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound.

Sun. 12/12/04. El Nuevo Herald (Miami), “El legado ‘gay’ en la música de EU” (“The ‘Gay’ Legacy in U.S. Music”), by Daniel Fernández. A discussion of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound.

Sun. 11/21/04. Los Angeles Times,A Coda for Samuel Barber,” by Scott Timberg, p. E40. Article concerning gay composers and current trends in U.S. classical music, linked to a new Los Angeles Opera production of Samuel Barber’s Vanessa (1958). Includes interview with N. H. for analysis of current resurgence of interest in Barber’s music, based on findings in The Queer Composition of America’s Sound.

Fri. 11/5/04. American Musicological Society GLSG Newsletter (fall 2004). Review of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, by Catherine Parsons Smith, pp. 11–13.

Sun. 10/31/04. Broadcasting House (UK Sunday morning news program), BBC Radio 4, by reporter Dominic Arkwright. Report (6 mins.) on sexuality and classical composers centering on The Queer Composition of America’s Sound and including an author interview with N. H.

Fri. 10/29/04. El Informador (Guadalajara), “¿Salvando a quién?” (“Saving Whom?”), by Charles Nath. Centers on The Queer Composition of America’s Sound and its exploration of nationalist characteristics in the music of the Copland circle.

Wed. 10/27/04. Andante, “Can Music Have a ‘Gay Sensibility’?” Abridged reprint of Tommasini’s NYT article of 10/24/04.

Wed. 10/27/04. International Herald Tribune (Paris), “Finding a Gay Sensibility in America’s Soundtrack.” Abridged reprint of Tommasini’s NYT article of 10/24/04.

Tue. 10/26/04. Codex Flores: Onlinemagazin für Muzikästhetik und kognitive Musikpsychologie, “Homosexuelle Einflüsse in der Musik der USA” (“Homosexual Influence in U.S. Music”). Announcement of publication of The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, with partial summary of Tommasini’s NYTimes article of 10/24/04.

Mon. 10/25/04. Queer Day, “What’s So Gay about American Music?” Synopsis of and link to Tommasini’s New York Times article of 10/24/04.

Sun. 10/24/04. New York Times,What’s So Gay About American Music?” by Anthony Tommasini, pp. AR 27–28. Article about The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, its release (10/18/04) and the issues it raises. Includes 8 photos.

Fri. 10/22/04. Chronicle of Higher Education, “Scholarly Books.” Brief synopsis of N. H., The Queer Composition of America’s Sound.

Mon. 8/30/04. Publishers Weekly, “Selected Gay & Lesbian Titles, July 2004–August 2005,” by Charles Hix and Robert Dahlin. Includes prepublication synopsis of The Queer Composition of America’s Sound.

Wed. 11/6/02. Detroit News, “Listeners Divided on Impact and Intent of Eminem’s Lyrics,” by Michael H. Hodges. Includes extracts from interview with N. H. on gender, sexuality, and Eminem.