Johnny S Cash And Charley S Pride

Author: Peter Cooper
Publisher:
ISBN: 1940611709
Size: 19.71 MB
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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 Storyteller S Nashville

Author: Tom T. Hall
Publisher: Spring House Press
ISBN: 194061144X
Size: 14.66 MB
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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."

The Man Who Carried Cash

Author: Julie Chadwick
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781459737242
Size: 12.30 MB
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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.

These Are My People

Author: Mark Rickert
Publisher: BQB Publishing
ISBN: 9781608081738
Size: 17.72 MB
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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.

Behind The Moon

Author: Madison Smartt Bell
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9780872867376
Size: 13.28 MB
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When Julie skips school and sets off with her best friend and some local boys for a camping trip in the desert, she finds herself the target of unwanted, drug-fueled sexual attention. Running away in fear, she takes a dangerous fall down the shaft of a vast underground cave, and it takes two days for her to be rescued. Lying unconscious in her hospital bed, Julie hovers between life and death as she travels in a seductive parallel universe inspired by remarkable cave paintings left behind by prehistoric humans. Marko, her attacker, tries to cover his tracks, menacing those who know what happened in the desert that night. Jamal, the youngest son in a family of Iraqi refugees living in Julie’s small town, is one of his prime targets. He defies Marko, keeping him away from Julie’s bedside and refusing to fall prey to his threats of violence. Meanwhile, Marissa, who gave Julie up for adoption fifteen years earlier when she became pregnant as an adolescent, is following an instinct that leads her back to the daughter she once abandoned. With the aid of Jamal and a local Native American hitman/shaman, she attempts to draw Julie back to consciousness. Madison Smartt Bell is best known for his trilogy of novels about Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, including All Souls’ Rising, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Praise for Behind the Moon: "Madison Smartt Bell writes with the urgency of someone who just received a dire prognosis. And Behind the Moon will remind you that you are alive." —Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Here I Am "Between fever dreams and stone hard reality, Madison Smartt Bell has crafted a powerful examination of what is and what might be. It is simply wonderful." —Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard out of Carolina "I love these characters. I love the writing. Behind the Moon is a brilliant work." —Percival Everett, author of Half an Inch of Water "Bell gives us this fast-paced, spiritually inspired dream-story, full of heart and hope and danger. It's adventure at its finest: a spiked drink, a desert cave, a gunshot, a mother looking for her child. Buckle in: you are headed for a terrific ride."—Deb Olin Unferth, author of Wait Till You See Me Dance "Behind The Moon is a visceral, full body primal experience; terrifying, seductive, Madison Smart Bell at his best."—A.M. Homes "Behind the Moon is a thrilling and uncannily powerful story by one of the best living American fiction writers. I couldn't put it down."—John McManus, author of Fox Tooth Heart "Madison Smartt Bell is one of the great american masters. This book has a pre-religous power, read it and be inspired."—Darcey Steinke, author of Sister Golden Hair: A Novel "With spare but lyrical prose, Madison Smartt Bell tells a harrowing story with propulsive drama. A haunting and hypnotic read."—Heidi W. Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky "Mr. Bell writes like a scrimshaw's angel, as he's been doing, luckily for us, nigh four decades."—George Singleton, author of Calloustown "In his latest work, Madison Smartt Bell secures his position as one of the country's most innovative, inventive and accomplished writers. From the heart-racing opening to the eye-opening end, you won’t be able to put this book down."—Jessica Anya Blau, author of The Trouble with Lexie "This cinematic novel is a rare combination of smart literary novel and compelling page-turner, at once menacing and sweeping, dark and transportive, eloquent and hallucinatory."—Michael Kimball, author of Big Ray "Madison Smartt Bell's new novel renders the many ways in which longing can take form, with both disastrous and redemptive consequences."—Chantel Acevedo, author of The Distant Marvels This latest from National Book Award finalist Bell (after Zig Zag Wanderer) is the story of an illicit teenage camping trip gone awry. . . . Multiple versions and perspectives are pervasive and illustrate the dream space and the story, culminating in a perfect matchup of beginning and ending."—Starred review, Library Journal "Bell, bewitching and incandescently imaginative, masterfully parallels Marissa and Jamal’s heart-pounding encounters with mayhem and mystery . . . [a] mind-twisting drama . . ."—Donna Seaman, "Behind the Moon is an astounding achievement, to be read with an equally astounding freedom. . . . through and through a magical encounter and a novel of mystery, but then what should one expect being taken there behind the moon, that emblem in the sky of love, of unknown loneliness, and uneasy inaccessibility?”—Linda Chown, Numerocinqmagazine

The Starday Story

Author: Nathan D. Gibson
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604738316
Size: 16.10 MB
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The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built is the first book entirely dedicated to one of the most influential music labels of the twentieth century. In addition to creating the largest bluegrass catalogue throughout the 1950s and ’60s, Starday was also known for its legendary rockabilly catalogue, an extensive Texas honky-tonk outpouring, classic gospel and sacred recordings, and as a Nashville independent powerhouse studio and label. Written with label president and co-founder Don Pierce, this book traces the label’s origins in 1953 through the 1968 Starday-King merger. Interviews with artists and their families, employees, and Pierce contribute to the stories behind famous hit songs, including “Y’all Come,” “A Satisfied Mind,” “Why Baby Why,” “Giddy-up Go,” “Alabam,” and many others. Gibson’s research and interviews also shed new light on the musical careers of George Jones, Arlie Duff, Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, the Stanley Brothers, Cowboy Copas, Red Sovine, and countless other Starday artists. Conversations with the children of Pappy Daily and Jack Starns provide a unique perspective on the early days of Starday, and extensive interviews with Pierce offer an insider glance at the country music industry during its golden era. Weathering through the storm of rock and roll and, later, the Nashville Sound, Starday was a home to traditional country musicians and became one of the most successful independent labels in American history. Ultimately, The Starday Story is the definitive record of a country music label that played an integral role in preserving our nation’s musical heritage.

Woman Walk The Line

Author: Holly Gleason
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477313915
Size: 14.40 MB
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Full-tilt, hardcore, down-home, and groundbreaking, the women of country music speak volumes with every song. From Maybelle Carter to Dolly Parton, k.d. lang to Taylor Swift—these artists provided pivot points, truths, and doses of courage for women writers at every stage of their lives. Whether it's Rosanne Cash eulogizing June Carter Cash or a seventeen-year-old Taylor Swift considering the golden glimmer of another precocious superstar, Brenda Lee, it's the humanity beneath the music that resonates. Here are deeply personal essays from award-winning writers on femme fatales, feminists, groundbreakers, and truth tellers. Acclaimed historian Holly George Warren captures the spark of the rockabilly sensation Wanda Jackson; Entertainment Weekly's Madison Vain considers Loretta Lynn's girl-power anthem "The Pill"; and rocker Grace Potter embraces Linda Ronstadt's unabashed visual and musical influence. Patty Griffin acts like a balm on a post-9/11 survivor on the run; Emmylou Harris offers a gateway through paralyzing grief; and Lucinda Williams proves that greatness is where you find it. Part history, part confessional, and part celebration of country, Americana, and bluegrass and the women who make them, Woman Walk the Line is a very personal collection of essays from some of America's most intriguing women writers. It speaks to the ways in which artists mark our lives at different ages and in various states of grace and imperfection—and ultimately how music transforms not just the person making it, but also the listener.