Johnny S Cash And Charley S Pride

Author: Peter Cooper
Publisher:
ISBN: 1940611709
Size: 13.62 MB
Format: PDF
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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: 11.96 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: 14.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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: 20.96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Counting Down Southern Rock

Author: C. Eric Banister
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442245402
Size: 11.84 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Counting Down Southern Rock: The 100 Best Songs, C. Eric Banister considers the best songs to emerge from the bands who made Southern rock what it is. Banister examines the impact of the songs on the society and culture of devoted fans and delves deep into the history and production of each song. Featuring such well-known bands as the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as less visible groups like Blackhorse and Heartsfield, this book is the perfect introduction for both newbies and dedicated fans.

The Starday Story

Author: Nathan D. Gibson
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604738316
Size: 14.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Nashville Songwriter

Author: Jake Brown
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781940363172
Size: 16.64 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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You’ve heard them on the radio, listened to them on repeat for days, and sang along at the top of your lungs—but have you ever wondered about the real stories behind all your favorite country songs? Nashville Songwriter gives readers the first completely authorized collection of the true stories that inspired hits by the biggest multi-platinum country superstars of the last half century—recounted by the songwriters themselves. Award-winning music biographer Jake Brown gives readers an unprecedented, intimate glimpse inside the world of country music songwriting. Featuring exclusive commentary from country superstars and chapter-length interviews with today’s biggest hit-writers on Music Row, this book chronicles the stories behind smash hits such as: Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind” Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Southern Voice,” and “Real Good Man” George Jones’s “Tennessee Whiskey” Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel” and “Cowboy Casanova” Brooks & Dunn’s “Ain’t Nothing ’Bout You” Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned the Night” and “Just a Kiss” Brad Paisley’s “Mud on the Tires,” “We Danced,” and “I’m Still a Guy” Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again,” “Crash My Party,” and “That’s My Kind of Night” The Oak Ridge Boys’s “American Made” George Strait’s “Ocean Front Property” and “The Best Day,” Rascal Flatts’s “Fast Cars and Freedom,” and “Take Me There” Kenny Chesney’s “Living in Fast Forward” and “When the Sun Goes Down” Ricochet’s “Daddy’s Money” Montgomery Gentry’s “If You Ever Stop Loving Me” The Crickets’s “I Fought the Law” Tom T. Hall’s “A Week in a County Jail” and “That Song Is Driving Me Crazy” Trace Adkins’s “You’re Gonna Miss This” David Lee Murphy’s “Dust on the Bottle” Jason Aldean’s “Big Green Tractor” and “Fly Over States” And many more top country hits over the past 40 years!