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Marty Robbins: Fast Cars and Country Music

by Barbara J. Pruett

From his first performance in the late 1940s until his early death in 1982, Marty Robbins established himself as one of the most popular and successful singer/songwriters in the latter half of the 20th century....


What Are the Chances

by Kenny Rogers & Mike Blakely

Country music legend Kenny Rogers teams up with Spur Award–winning author Mike Blakely for a rousing tale set in the heyday of Nashville in What Are the Chances.

It's 1975, and Ronnie Breed's chart-topping...


Kentucky Traveler

by Ricky Skaggs

In Kentucky Traveler, Ricky Skaggs, the music legend who revived modern bluegrass music, gives a warm, honest, one-of-a-kind memoir of forty years in music—along with the Ten Commandments of Bluegrass, as...


Outlaw

by Michael Streissguth

Outlaw by acclaimed author Michael Streissguth follows the stories of three legends as they redefined country music: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson.

Streissguth delves into the country...


Behind Closed Doors: Talking with the Legends of Country Music

by Alanna Nash

Journalist and biographer Nash interviews 27 country music stars, from Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn to contemporary chart-toppers like Reba McEntire and Rosanne Cash.


Desperados: The Roots of Country Rock

by John Einarson

The first full history to describe the development of country rock.


Luck or Something Like It

by Kenny Rogers

A living legend of Country Music and a worldwide music icon, superstar Kenny Rogers has enjoyed a fascinating five decades in show business, and he tells the full story of his remarkable life and career in Luck...


Willie: An Autobiography

by Willie Nelson & Bud Shrake

Willie Nelson is more than just a singer whose albums have captured the imagination of America for more than thirty years.


Music City's Defining Decade

by Dennis Glaser

With an eye for the events, an ear for the music, and a background in journalism which had included owning and operating a group of Illinois newspapers, Glaser kept pen in hand to record this unique history...


Compendium of over 2000 Jazz Pianists

by Arnie Fox

... over 2000 jazz pianists listing the title of album or CD

... introducing you to the great and the unknown jazz pianists

... discography of the amazing Bernard Peiffer and Jessica Williams

... information on...


The Blue Sky Boys

by Dick Spottswood

During the 1940s, country music was rapidly evolving from traditional songs and string band styles to honky-tonk, western swing, and bluegrass, via radio, records, and film. The Blue Sky Boys, brothers Bill...


Music as Creative Practice

by Nicholas Cook

Until recently, ideas of creativity in music revolved around composers in garrets and the lone genius. But the last decade has witnessed a sea change: musical creativity is now overwhelmingly thought of in terms...


I Would If I Could: But I Can't So I Won't

by Marc Shamus & Rosalind Menter

Powerful Biographic of Rosalind Menter

This book is the full details behind the scenes of the song: "I WOULD IF I COULD". This song is based on a fictitious story about a married couple and the fancy car that...


Living the Dream

by Daniel O'Donnell & Eddie Rowley

In Ireland, Daniel O’Donnell is more than just a singing star: he has reached the status of 'national treasure'. It has been a long journey for the boy from Kincasslagh, County Donegal, and in Living the Dream...


Philomena Begley

by Philomena Begley & Emma Heatherington

This biography tells us everything there is to know about Philomena Begley, from a young country singer from Ireland arriving in Music City, the world’s most iconic home of country music to perform on the...


The Little Book of Country Music Wisdom

by Christopher Parton

Illustrated wisdom from country stars past and present

  • Country Music Association estimates 42% of American adults (98 million-plus) are country music fans
  • From country legends and stars of today—many interviewed...


Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

by Steve Sullivan & Dave Marsh

Volumes 3 and 4 of the The Encyclopedia of More Great Popular Song Recordings provides the stories behind approximately 1,700 more of the greatest song recordings in the history of the music industry, from 1890...


The Sound of Navajo Country

by Kristina M. Jacobsen

In this ethnography of Navajo (Diné) popular music culture, Kristina M. Jacobsen examines questions of Indigenous identity and performance by focusing on the surprising and vibrant Navajo country music scene....


Earl Scruggs

by David L. Russell, Gordon Castelnero & Béla Fleck

As Earl Scruggs picked his banjo with machine gun precision at his 1945 debut at the Ryman Auditorium, he set in motion a successful career and enduring legacy that would eclipse anything the humble farm boy...


Linthead Stomp

by Patrick Huber

Contrary to popular belief, the roots of American country music do not lie solely on southern farms or in mountain hollows. Rather, much of this music recorded before World War II emerged from the bustling cities...