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Watermelon Wine: The Spirit of Country Music

by Frye Gaillard

Originally published in 1978, Watermelon Wine received honest, unsentimental examination of the compassion as well as the passion behind authentic country music. A quarter-century later, the essays in the book...


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.


Crooked River City

by Terry Wait Klefstad

A pianist, arranger, and composer, William Pursell is a mainstay of the Nashville music scene. He has played jazz in Nashville's Printer's Alley with Chet Atkins and Harold Bradley, recorded with Johnny Cash...


Forever and Ever, Amen

by Randy Travis & Ken Abraham

The long-awaited, deeply personal story of one of American music's greatest icons, a remarkable tale of the utmost heights of fame and success, the deepest lows of life's sorrows, and a miraculous return from...


A&R Pioneers

by Brian Ward & Patrick Huber

A&R Pioneers offers the first comprehensive account of the diverse group of men and women who pioneered artists-and-repertoire (A&R) work in the early US recording industry. In the process, they helped create...


Big Tom

by Tom Gilmore

This biography is a tribute to Big Tom McBride and his extraordinary career as an Irish Country Music Legend. Big Tom was the undisputed King of Irish country music with a singing career spanning over 60 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...


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...


The Faith of Dolly Parton

by Dudley Delffs

Dolly Parton has entertained, educated, and inspired millions of fans for over five decades. Whether she’s writing songs, performing live, recording new albums, acting in or producing new movies and TV programs,...


Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music

by Leigh H. Edwards

Dolly Parton is instantly recognizable for her iconic style and persona, but how did she create her enduring image? Dolly crafted her exaggerated appearance and stage personality by combining two opposing stereotypes—the...


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...