Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians - Country & Folk

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Hank Williams: The Biography

Colin/Merritt Escott

In his brief life, Hank Williams created one of the defining bodies of American music. Songs such as 'Your Cheatin' Heart,' 'Hey, Good Lookin',' and 'Jambalaya' sold millions of records and became the model for virtually all country m...

Published: Apr 2004

Can't You Hear Me Callin': The Life o...

Richard D. Smith

Considering the range of stars that have claimed Bill Monroe as an influence—Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Jerry Garcia are just a few—it can be said that no single artist has had as broad an impact on American popular music as he...

Published: Sep 2001

Johnny Cash: The Biography

Michael Streissguth

To millions, he was the rebellious Man in Black, the unabashed patriot, the redeemed Christian-the king of country music. But Johnny Cash (1932-2003) was also an uncertain country boy whose dreams were born in the cotton fields of Ark...

Published: Sep 2007

It's All About Him: Finding the Love ...

Denise Jackson

A fairy-tale life that fell apart and the perfect love that redeemed it all. Written by Denise Jackson, with co-writer Ellen Vaughn, this inspirational book gives the reader an all-access look into one of country music's most famous ...

Published: Sep 2008

A Personal Stand: Observations and Op...

Trace Adkins

Country music superstar Trace Adkins isn't exactly known for holding back what's on his mind. And if the millions of albums he's sold are any indication, when Trace talks, people listen. Now, in A Personal Stand, Trace Adkins delivers...

Published: Dec 2008

A Deeper Blue: The Life and Music of ...

Robert Earl Hardy

 Like Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt was the embodiment of that mythic American figure, the troubled troubadour. A Deeper Blue traces Van Zandt's background as the scion of a promin...

Published: Feb 2010

Born Country: How Faith, Family, and ...

Randy Owen

Randy Owen, the front man and lead vocalist for one of the biggest music groups of all time, was raised in rural Alabama, grew up working on a small sharecropper farm, and today lives on this same land that his family worked for gene...

Published: Nov 2009

Bob Wills: Hubbin It

Ruth Sheldon

Unavailable for decades, this pioneering biography of the King of Western Swing returns to print in a handsome new edition with photographs, index, and a new critical introduction.Few figures in country music's history have left as di...

Published: Aug 1995
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