The County Music Project is operated by students enrolled in RHE 309k, “The Rhetoric of Country Music,” at the University of Texas at Austin in the 2014-15 academic year. The course is instructed by Dustin Hixenbaugh.

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Dusty Profile PicDustin Hixenbaugh teaches writing courses at the University of Texas. He is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and is completing a dissertation on Cuban, Mexican, and United States historical novels. Before moving to Austin, he taught English at La Joya High School, which is located on the Texas-Mexico border. When he was four, his parents bought him a Fisher Price tape recorder and a couple Dolly Parton cassettes, and he has loved country music ever since. Recently, Dusty has also become an avid podcaster, co-hosting LitWit with his friend Carly Sweder and contributing to UT’s Zeugma series.