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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 rock...


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...


Waylon

by Waylon Jennings & Lenny Kaye

Waylon Jennings relates the story of his life as a country music star. His beginnings were poor but he became Buddy Holly's protege before sinking into drug abuse and 3 failed marriages. His success came when...


Waylon

by Terry Jennings & David Thomas

"This book is a terrific tribute, from a son to his father."---Willie Nelson

"I'm so excited about Terry's new book."---Dolly Parton

From the Foreword by Ken Mansfield

"There are many stories about Waylon . . ....


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.


Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads

by Nick Hayes

Using the sepia tones of the Dust Bowl as his pal­ette, author and artist Nick Hayes tells the story of world-famous folkie Woody Guthrie (1912–1967), starting in the 1920s when Guthrie was a teenager supporting...


R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country

by R. Crumb & Terry Zwigoff

Anyone who knows R. Crumb's work as an illustrator knows of his passion for music. And all those who collect his work prize the Heroes of the Blues, Early Jazz Greats, and Pioneers of Country Music trading card...


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.


Leftover Salmon

by Tim Newby

Leftover Salmon is a major influence on a generation of bands who have followed in their wake. Emerging from the progressive bluegrass world and coming of age as one the original jam bands, Leftover Salmon rose...


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...