Johnny S Cash And Charley S Pride

Author: Peter Cooper
Publisher:
ISBN: 1940611709
Size: 15.56 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Johnny s Cash and Charley s Pride is country music s smoothest rough guide. It is filled with untold stories, newly revealed histories, and armchair philosophies. It is an inside view of the music s greatest characters and pivotal moments. It is reverent and irreverent, well-studied and informal. It is a behind-the-scenes, first-person account of some of country s icons, some of country s quirks, and some of country s golden-but-hidden personalities. It is a smiling, atypical immersion. It is a hearty introduction to Kris Kristofferson, Taylor Swift, Loretta Lynn, and more. It is a hoot."

The Man Who Carried Cash

Author: Julie Chadwick
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781459737242
Size: 18.28 MB
Format: PDF
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How did Saul Holiff, a serious-minded Canadian businessman, get hooked up with Johnny Cash at his most wild? The Cash–Holiff partnership explores the dizzying success and rock-bottom depths the two shared, and reveals the secrets that eventually pulled them apart.

The Storyteller S Nashville

Author: Tom T. Hall
Publisher: Spring House Press
ISBN: 194061144X
Size: 10.69 MB
Format: PDF
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Revised and expanded with a Preface from acclaimed Country Music historian and journalist Peter Cooper, The Storyteller s Nashville is the illuminating and entertaining tale of Music City s transformative years by Tom T. Hall, considered by many greats to be the greatest storyteller and songwriter in Nashville s illustrious history."

These Are My People

Author: Mark Rickert
Publisher: BQB Publishing
ISBN: 9781608081738
Size: 16.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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What would it be like to be a part of country music history? Singer/sngwriter and manager Merle Kilgore could have told you. He awed his fans with tales of his life in the music business, always with a supporting cast of impossibly famous friends. At age fourteen Merle carried the guitar for Hank Williams Sr. Four years later he wrote his first song, and Webb Pierce turned it into a million-seller. He double-dated with Elvis Presley, wrecked hotel rooms with Johnny Cash, held seances with Johnny Horton, and convinced Audrey Williams to put Hank Jr. on the road at fourteen-years-old. Merle became a prolific songwriter, entering the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He co-wrote his signature accomplishment, Ring of Fire with June Carter Cash. This work is listed by CMT as one of the top four all-time country music songs. These are just a few of the amazing stories of Merle's life, showcased in These Are My People, written by his grandson Mark Rickert.

Country Music Hair

Author: Erin Duvall
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062439222
Size: 15.37 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Country music’s greatest mullets, bobs, beehives, and bouffants collected together in one entertaining volume, illustrated with dozens of color and black-and-white photographs. "The higher the hair, the closer to god." From mullets to mustaches and teased hair to bobs, country singers each have their own distinct looks which enhance their performance and image. Some wear hats and others wear wigs. Some follow the trends and others set them. Some have stylists on the tour bus and others rely on God and hair-spray. As Dolly Parton famously said, "People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there." As country has grown in stature and popularity since the 1960s, country musicians have evolved their music—and their hairstyles and fashion as well. Industry insider Erin Duvall takes fans on a lively tour in this entertaining history that combines interviews with famous hairstylists and fifty of country music stars’ best ’dos, including 1990s mullet king, Billy Ray Cyrus. While business in the front and party in the back may be outdated today, twenty years ago it was one of country’s defining styles. In Country Music Hair, Duvall tells a tale of the day the mullet died and the rumor of the strong emotional reaction from the "Achy Breaky Heart" singer’s young daughter, Miley, who desperately pleaded with him to keep his mane. A fantastic and fun trip down memory lane, Country Music Hair is a must for country listeners and pop culture fans.

For You To See The Stars

Author: Radney Foster
Publisher: Working Title Farm (an imprint of River's Edge Media, LLC)
ISBN: 9781940595665
Size: 11.69 MB
Format: PDF
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Legendary singer/songwriter Radney Foster found commercial success and critical acclaim due in large part to his literary approach to country music. Known for penning dozens of Top Forty, Top Twenty, Top Ten hits for both himself and Nashville's elite, he felt driven to tell stories longer than the three minutes allowed for radio. For You to See the Stars is a testament to his talent, showing the diversity of his voice, bringing lyrical prose to the page, and presenting Radney Foster to a whole new audience. The CD of the same title, includes the ten songs that inspired these stories.

Woman Walk The Line

Author: Holly Gleason
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9781477313916
Size: 18.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Deeply personal essays from award-winning writers on femme fatales, feminists, groundbreakers, and truth tellers. It speaks to the ways in which artists mark our lives at different ages and invarious states of grace and imperfection -- and ultimately how music transforms not just the person making it, but also the listener. Part history, part confessional, and part celebration of country, Americana, and bluegrass.--