This completely revised and updated edition of Irwin Stambler and Grelun
Landon's landmark encyclopedia of country music isn't limited to pure country anymore;
in fact, its broad range covers country, country rock, bluegrass, rockabilly,
country gospel, honky-tonk, western swing, cowboy (and cowgirl!) singers, and more!
And unlike other encyclopedias, Country Music: The Encyclopedia is more
than just a list of names and dates. It's the most personal country music
reference book there is, filled with original, first-person interviews with
stars young and old, from Garth Brooks to Patsy Cline. And in addition to the
entries, 75 perscent of which are new or substantially revised, there is a series
of indexes that allows you to reference song titles, album titles, performers,
and types of musicas well as anything else that interests you in a
general subject indexthat makes Country Music: The Encyclopedia the greatest
book of its kind.
Country Music: The Encyclopedia contains:
- Complete awards information, year by year
- Scores of photos of the hottest stars
- A complete set of indexesby performer, by song and album title,
and general subject indexthat no other country encyclopedia offers
Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon's previous editions of this book were entitled
The Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music (SMP, 1969, 1982, hardcover;
1984, trade paperback). Both Stambler and Landon live and work in Los Angeles.