News & Media

Official News From the Office of Communications

Sen. Alexander Among Speakers at Free Seminar

Belmont to Offer Class on Country Lyrics as Literature This Fall
Six months after Tennessee’s U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander stood on the floor of the U.S. Senate and, in memorializing the late, great, Johnny Cash, asked why so few universities study country music lyrics as literature even though the likes of Johnny Cash “are certainly among the most famous poets in the world,” Belmont University is preparing to launch a course on the Poetics of Country Music.
Sen. Alexander will be among the guest speakers at a special “Belmont After Hours” free seminar on the Poetics of Country Music, hosted by Charlotte Pence, Adjunct Instructor of English. Sen. Alexander is chairman of the Congressional Songwriters