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.