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Roy Acuff's Nashville
The Life and Good Times of Country Music
By Roy Acuff with William Neely
Perigee Books
208 Pages
ISBN:  0-399-50874-0

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Mr. Country Music himself, Roy Acuff traces his forty-year odyssey through the world of Nashville music, from the earliest days of the Grand Ole Opry, when stars such as Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family filled the airwaves, through the forties, rockabilly and the modern sounds of George Jones, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

One of country's top superstars, Roy Acuff recorded hit after hit while forming Nashville's premier music publishing house, Acuff-Rose Music. Spiced with his own special brand of down-to-earth humor, Roy's book gives a revealing behind-the-scenes look at such artists as Ernest Tubb, the legendary Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette and countless others. Here at last is the history of country music by the man who helped to shape it into a driving force in American culture.

  • William Neely has authored and coauthored a number of books, including Chet Atkins' autobiography, Country Gentleman.


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