The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music

The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music


To its hundreds of thousands of fanatics, kingdom track is America's song, providing a window at the candy desires and harsh disappointments of normal American lives. Now the popular kingdom song origin, custodian of Nashville's mythical nation tune corridor of repute and Museum, has compiled a desirable and infinitely priceless consultant to this liked musical genre--The Encyclopedia of nation Music.
approximately 1,300 entire and up to date alphabetical entries positioned 8 many years of kingdom track at readers' fingertips, from the earliest '20s recordings of the Carter relatives and Jimmie Rodgers to the '90s chart-topping albums of LeAnn Rimes and Garth Brooks. A wonderful box of 137 participants presents an eminently readable and trustworthy advisor to the singers, songwriters, checklist businesses, and movers and shakers who've made kingdom song the more and more popular--and profitable--juggernaut it really is this day. There are entries for influential radio and tv courses, and for key state landmarks from Nashville's track Row to Bakersfield's Blackboard nightclub. Ten longer essays probe the old, cultural, non secular, creative, and monetary forces shaping kingdom tune. hundreds and hundreds of images, a few by no means sooner than released, accompany the textual content, together with seventy five colour pictures from the CMF Library's list assortment, surveying the background of the rustic tune album conceal. Twelve appendices supply lists of country's all-time best-selling albums, kingdom tune stations national, the entire nation tune awards gained through the years, and lots more and plenty more.
Authoritative, obtainable, and unerringly exact, The Encyclopedia of state Music will satisfaction fanatics. it's a necessary reference for libraries, radio stations, and the leisure undefined.

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