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Giants of Country Music
By Neil Haislop, Tad Lathrop; Harry Sumrall
Billboard Books
1995
257 Pages
ISBN:  0-8230-7635-0

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Some say country and western, some say western swing, some say hillbilly music. But by any name, the sound collectively known as country music has a rich American tradition and an ongoing vitalitythat continues to move listeners today. Giants of Country Music offers an inside view of 180 of country's biggest names, drawing upon dozens of never-before-published interviewes with such stars as Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Rand Travis, and many more. Here the artists get "up close and personal," providing insights ino their musical styles, influences, and contributions to the larger country music community.

The book covers each artist's career in detail and explains how their work has fit into the surrounding musical landscape. Laoded with freewheeling stories and anecdotes, many of them appearing in print fo rthe first time. Giants of Country Music presents a special look at a sound that is more popular now than ever.