The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music

The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music


To its thousands of fanatics, kingdom track is America's song, delivering a window at the candy desires and vicious disappointments of standard American lives. Now the popular kingdom track origin, custodian of Nashville's mythical nation track corridor of reputation and Museum, has compiled a desirable and infinitely beneficial consultant to this liked musical genre--The Encyclopedia of state Music.
approximately 1,300 entire and up to date alphabetical entries positioned 8 a long time of kingdom song at readers' fingertips, from the earliest '20s recordings of the Carter kinfolk and Jimmie Rodgers to the '90s chart-topping albums of LeAnn Rimes and Garth Brooks. A special box of 137 individuals offers an eminently readable and trustworthy advisor to the singers, songwriters, list businesses, and movers and shakers who've made nation song the more and more popular--and profitable--juggernaut it's at the present time. There are entries for influential radio and tv courses, and for key nation landmarks from Nashville's tune Row to Bakersfield's Blackboard nightclub. Ten longer essays probe the historic, cultural, non secular, inventive, and fiscal forces shaping state song. 1000s of photos, a few by no means earlier than released, accompany the textual content, together with seventy five colour pictures from the CMF Library's checklist assortment, surveying the background of the rustic song album conceal. Twelve appendices supply lists of country's all-time best-selling albums, state song stations national, all of the state track awards received through the years, and lots more and plenty more.
Authoritative, available, and unerringly exact, The Encyclopedia of kingdom Music will pride enthusiasts. it really is a necessary reference for libraries, radio stations, and the leisure undefined.

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