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Hit the Glory Road!
Behind the Country Music Sound
A Grassroots Gospel
By Bobby Lord
Broadman Press
1969
143 Pages

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What is behind the present swift rise in popularity of courntry music? This unique, highly readable book gives a startlingly simple answer through the authentic voices of the country music makers themselves.

  • Roy Acuff
  • Bill Anderson
  • Bobby Bare
  • Jim Ed Brown
  • Skeeter Davis
  • Ralph Emery
  • Jake Hess
  • Bobby Lord
  • Jeannie C. Riley
  • Tex Ritter

In chapter-length interviews these stars plus the songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and typical country music fan Charles McMahan, speak with the frankness and simplicity that are the hallmarks of 'country'.

The "Glory Road" they proclaim has heartening implications for those concerned with the state of religion, morals, partriotism.

The method of "writing" is another first for Broadman Press. The book is beautifully "written" because Bobby Lord used a tool of his own profession, the tape recorder. The more than thirty photographs in the book add to the sense of "telling it like it is."

Read it! You, too, will want to "hit the glory road!"

About the Author

  • With this book, Bobby Lord, adds author to his long list of credits—Grand Ole Opry performer, television personality, song writer, and recording artist.

    Lord has been a regular on the Opry since 1960. He first sang as a guest on the Opry House stage in 1954, when he was still a teen-ager.

    He has a syndicated television show and until recently hosted a daily televsion show in Nashville. He received the award for best musical television show in 1964-65 from the Radio and Television Council.

    He also finds time to record on the Decca label and occasionally writes songs with his wife, Mozelle.

    A very sincere and personable man with a soft, slow drawl, Bobby Lord has a warm, vibrant personality that is contagious.

    Although he has a heavy schedule, he spends as much time as possible with his family. His favorite outing is a camping trip with his wife and three children.

    Bobby Lord was born in Sanford, Florida, and attended the University of Tampa and Belmont College in Nashville.

    This is his first book.