Lost Highway

Lost Highway

The True Story of Country Music

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
A history of country music ranges from its origins in the Appalachian hills and the Texan influence to the Holloywood cowboys and Nashville stars, and includes interviews with such legends as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Hank Williams.

Blackwell North Amer
This book tells the real story of country music, the quintessential soundtrack of American life and the most popular music in the world today. Colin Escott writes about the birth of country on the back porches in the hills and hollows of turn-of-the-century Appalachia; follows its westward swing into Texas; explores the Hollywood era of singing cowboys; charts the growth of the country music business in Nashville; and profiles the lives, often tragic and extreme, of many of its most famous down-home guitar pickers, fiddle players, lovestruck songsters, slick performers, and roughneck rebels. The book is laced with intimate interviews and stocked with rare photographs of country music idols and legends of both the studio and stage, including the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Clint Black, and others. The book is both a celebration of the strange, raw spirit of authentic country music and a critique of the bland, soulless product that often passes for country today.

& Taylor

An in-depth profile of the history of country music ranges from its origins in the Appalachian hills and the Texan influence to the Hollywood cowboys and Nashville stars, accompanied by rare photos and interviews with legends past and present, such as Clint Black, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, and others. 20,000 first printing. (Performing Arts)

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, [2003]
Copyright Date: [©2003]
ISBN: 9781588341495
Branch Call Number: 781.642 Escott 2003
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm


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