Watch Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys perform on various television appearances, western film scenes, and short films, most of which are from the late 1940s and early 1950s (check YouTube). Note his charismatic stage presence.
Watch a Gene Autry western from the late 1930s (check your university and community library for titles such as Springtime in the Rockies, Ridin’ on a Rainbow, or Back in the Saddle). How does Autry appear in the films, and how is his music used?
Watch Roy Acuff in film clips from Grand Ole Opry and Night Train to Memphis (check YouTube).