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PUBLIC LAW 103-107—OCT. 12, 1993 107 STAT. 1033 Public Law 103-107 103d Congress Joint Resolution To designate the months of October 1993 and October 1994 as Oct. 12, 1993 "Country Music Month". [S.J. Res. 102] Whereas country music derives its roots from the folk songs of our Nation's workers, captures the spirit of our religions hymns, reflects the sorrow and joy of our traditional ballads, and echoes the drive and soulfulness of rhythm and blues; Whereas country music has played an integral part in our Nation's history, accompanying the growth of our Nation and reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of our people; Whereas country music embodies a spirit of the American people and the deep and genuine feelings individuals experience throughout life; Whereas the distinctively American refrains of country music have been performed for audiences throughout the world, striking a chord deep within the hearts and souls of fans everywhere; and Whereas October 1993 and October 1994 mark, respectively, the twenty-ninth and thirtieth annual observances of Country Music Month: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the months of October 1993 and October 1994 are designated as "Country Music Month", and that the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such months with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved October 12, 1993. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 102: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 139 (1993): July 23, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 5, considered and passed House.