Year: 1995 Source: Social Forces, v.74, no.1, (September 1995), p.327-329 SIEC No: 19950720

Stack & Grundlach (1992) tested & supported the hypothesis that the greater the air time devoted to country music in metropolitan areas, the greater the white suicide rate will be. The present authors could not replicate this effect in a 1994 study. This article describes Snipes & Maguire’s re-attempt to replicate the original results using Stack & Grundlach’s data. They still failed to produce a significant effect of country music on white suicide.