Diane Pecknold’s The Selling Sound, a history of the country music industry, is reviewed in the Times Higher Education Supplement. Reviewer John Storey writes, "The Selling Sound is a fascinating and wide-ranging account of
the rise of the country music industry. This is not a dry economic
discussion of an emerging section of the cultural industries, but a
wonderful exploration of the many factors that contributed to the
development of the most popular radio format in the US and one of the
country’s leading cultural exports."