Dale & Lucinda Cockrell

Dale & Lucinda Cockrell

Center for Popular Music


  • Friend of the College


  • Dale Cockrell came to treasure the music of his own life, American popular music, while living in Africa shortly after completing a Ph.D. in Musicology. He has since published widely on American music and taught it for thirty-five years.
  • Lucinda Cockrell grew up surrounded by antiques, history, and MTSU (where her parents were professors). A graduate of the Historic Preservation program, she curated museum collections in Tennessee and Virginia. At the Center for Popular Music where she worked with music media old and new and shared her enthusiasm of them with students and scholars from around the world.
  • Dale and Lucinda founded, own, and operate Pa’s Fiddle Recordings, LLC, a recording, scholarly, and educational project built around the great American music embedded in the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The projects motto and their life creed in the same: “The Old Made New!”

Inducted: 2012 | Friend of the College