By Richard Carlin
A wealthy visible chronicle of the various American musical idioms jointly often called “country,” this pleasing and meticulously researched publication explores greater than a hundred of the main major humans, locations, and moments in its century-long heritage. Profiles contain Stephen Foster, the Carter kin, Gene Autry, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Minnie Pearl, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, the Oak Ridge Boys, Alan Jackson, the Dixie Chicks—and dozens extra. different topics contain the Grand Ole Opry, the Bristol periods, “Louisiana Hayride,” Rockabilly, nation Rock, and O Brother the place artwork Thou, between many different issues. Timelines lay out the whole historical past of the shape at a look, and the best kingdom songs of all time are mentioned extensive throughout.
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