An illustrated, literary work on the history and development of Country Music. Produced in
association with the Country Music Hall of Fame, the highest authority on country music.
Includes essays by Rosanne Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter and a foreword by
Willie Nelson. Artifacts and memorabilia from the Country Music Hall of Fame archives give
an authentic picture of the country music scene. Clear and entertaining text delves
deep into the history of country music from its folk beginnings to the multi-million-dollar
industry of today.
About the Editors:
Paul Kingsbury is the author of The Grand Ole Opry History of Country Music
and Vinyl Hayride: Country Music Album Covers; and was the editor-in-chief
of The Journal of Country Music from 1985-1997.
Alanna Nash, winner of the 2004 Belmont Award for the Best Book
in Country Music, is the author of six books, including
The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley;
and Dolly: A Biography.