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Don Cusic (Author)
Born:  November 13, 1948

About The Author

Note: Adapted from Biography on Belmont University web site.

Don Cusic - International Country Music Conference - Nashville - May 2003 Don Cusic is Curb Professor of Music Industry History at Belmont and a pioneer in Music Business education, having taught courses in the music business since 1982. He is also one of the premier historians of country music, an internationally known scholar and writer. Cusic is the author of 28 books (see below).

Don Cusic has had over 500 articles published since he began writing. He has been the Country and Gospel Editor for Record World and Cashbox, a columnist for Music City News, album reviewer and special correspondent for Billboard and book reviewer for Music Row Magazine. He has worked for the Country Music Association, Monument Records (as head of Artist Development and International Liaison) and, with partner Dan Beck, had a management company that managed Dickie Lee and Riders In The Sky. He is currently the co-host of the International Country Music Conference and editor of the International Country Music Journal.

In addition to his books, articles and liner notes Don Cusic has had songs recorded by Bobby Bare, Jim Ed Brown, Ray Stevens, the Lewis Family, Lynn Morris, Linda Davis, Eve Goldberg, Pam Mark Hall, Carroll Baker, Darrell McCall and Chris LeDoux.

Don Cusic - International Country Music Conference - Nashville - May 2014

Cusic has appeared a number of times on television, including appearances on The PBS News Hour, a number of CMT programs, including the "Controversy" series, "Greatest Patriotic Songs," "Waiting in the Wings" and others; he appeared on a number of TNN shows, including "Life and Times" of Eddy Arnold" and the A&E Biography Series (on Hank Williams). He also appears on two BBC series, "Lost Highway: The History of Country Music" and “White Gospel” and is a featured guest on “Ray Stevens’ Nashville” TV series.

Don Cusic - Barry Mazor - Belmont Country Music Book of the Year - International Country Music Conference - Nashville - May 2014

Charles K. Wolfe Memorial Panel Discussion - May 2015 - Patrick Huber; Bill Anerson; David Anderson; Don Cusic; Tim Dodge; Sharon Thomason

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Eddy Arnold
I'll Hold You In My Heart
By Don Cusic
Rutledge Hill Press, Inc.
1997
278 Pages
ISBN:  1-55853-492-X
 



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Hank Williams
The Complete Lyrics
By Hank Williams, Don Cusic (Editor)
St. Martin's Press
1993
152 Pages
ISBN:  0-31208-892-2
 



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International Country Music Journal 2015
By Don Cusic Editor
Brackish Publishing
2015
228 Pages
ISBN:  978-0990311119
 



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International Country Music Journal 2016
By Don Cusic Editor
Brackish Publishing
2016
294 Pages
ISBN:  978-0990311140
 



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International Country Music Journal 2017
By Don Cusic Editor
Brackish Publishing
2017
230 Pages
ISBN:  978-0999053706
 



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International Country Music Journal 2018
By Don Cusic Editor
Brackish Publishing
2018
262 Pages
ISBN:  978-9-9990537-2-0
 



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International Country Music Journal 2019
By Don Cusic Editor
Brackish Publishing
2018
320 Pages
ISBN:  978-0-9990537-4-4
 



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Willie Nelson: Lyrics 1957-1994
By Don Cusic, Editor
St. Martin's Press
1995
215 Pages
ISBN:  0-312-11917-8
 



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Eddy Arnold: His Life and Times
By Don Cusic
Brackish Publishing
2016
412 Pages
ISBN:  978-0990311164
 



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The Beatles and Country Music
By Don Cusic
Brackish Publishing
2015
268 Pages
ISBN:  978-0990311126
 



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Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline
By Don Cusic
Brackish Publishing
2018
240 Pages
ISBN:  978-1681061153
 



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Saved by Song: A History of Gospel and Christian Music
By Don Cusic
University Press of Mississippi
2012
512 Pages
ISBN:  978-1617036415
 



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James Weldon Johnson: Songwriter
By Don Cusic
Brackish Publishing
2013
212 Pages
ISBN:  978-0985556174
 



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Gene Autry: His Life and Career
By Don Cusic
McFarland and Company
2010
235 Pages
ISBN:  978-0786459780
 



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Hank Williams: The Singer and the Songs
By Don Cusic
Brackish Publishing
2016
366 Pages
ISBN:  978-0990311171
 



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It's the Cowboy Way!: The Amazing True Adventures of Riders In The Sky
By Don Cusic
University Press of Kentucky
2003
312 Pages
ISBN:  978-0813122847
 



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Elvis and Nashville
By Don Cusic
Brackish Publishing
2012
300 Pages
ISBN:  978-0985556136
 



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The Cowboy in Country Music: An Historical Survey with Artist Profiles
By Don Cusic
Brackish Publishing
2011
284 Pages
ISBN:  978-0786463145
 



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Randy Travis: King of the New Traditionalists
By Don Cusic
St. Martin's Press
1990
210 Pages
ISBN:  978-0312044121
 



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Johnny Cash: The Songs
By Don Cusic
Mainstream Publishing
2005
378 Pages
ISBN:  978-1840189933
 



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Baseball and Country Music (A Ray and Pat Browne Book)
By Don Cusic
Popular Press
2003
120 Pages
ISBN:  978-0879728571
 



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Cowboys and the Wild West: An A-Z Guide from the Chisholm Trail to the Silver Screen
By Don Cusic
Facts On File
1994
356 Pages
ISBN:  978-0816027835
 



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Roger Miller: Dang Him!
By Don Cusic
Facts On File
2012
3 Pages
ISBN:  978-0985556167
 



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Reba McEntire: Country Music's Queen
By Don Cusic
St. Martin's Press
1991
234 Pages
ISBN:  978-0312064501
 

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