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Most popular Country & Western music books

The most popular Country & Western music books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Wayfaring Stranger: A Musical Journey in the American South
A journey to the American South in search of friendship, life lessons and bluegrass.
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I'd Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music
In I'd Fight the World Peter La Chapelle traces the bonds between country music and politics from the rise of amateur fiddler-politicians to twentieth-century figures like Pappy O'Daniel, Roy Acuff, George C. Wallace, Al Gore, Sr., and Richard Nixon, who all played or harnessed music for electoral success.
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Cash
This fascinating autobiography of the country music legend recounts the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs of his remarkable life.
4
Living the Dream
In Ireland, Daniel O'Donnell is more than just a singing star: he has reached the status of 'national treasure'. It has been a long journey for the boy from Kincasslagh, County Donegal, and in Living the Dream he tells his story with his customary sense of humour and down-to-earth charm.
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Born for the Road: My Story So Far
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Johnny Cash: The Life
The definitive, intimate, no-holds-barred biography of Johnny Cash.
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Breakfast In Nudie Suits
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Desperados: The Roots of Country Rock
Desperados is the first full history to describe the development of ountry rock, the genre that spawned the world's bestselling record, The Eagles Greatest Hits (which has surpassed Michael Jackson's Thriller .
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My Years with Townes Van Zandt: Music, Genius and Rage
MY YEARS WITH TOWNES VAN ZANDT: MUSIC GENIUS AND RAGE
10
Johnny Cash: Walking on Fire
Johnny Cash cuts an iconic figure in music history. Known for legendary songs about regret and redemption, such as 'I Walk the Line' and 'Ring of Fire', his life was a whirlwind of music, passion, addiction and absolution. This book takes an in depth look at the enthralling life of one of America's most influential artists.
11
Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon
Earl Scruggs chronicles the life and legacy of the man who revolutionized the five-string banjo and left an indelible mark on bluegrass and folk music. Including interviews with the Scruggs family and more than 60 notable musicians, this narrative biography testifies to Scruggs's enduring influence and sheds light on the history of bluegrass.
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Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout
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Best Of Glen Campbell
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Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline
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Life with My Father Glen Campbell
Debby Campbell writes her story of a father and his devoted daughter from her heart, and from her diary
16
Taylor Swift: The Whole Story
The full story of Taylor Swift's stratospheric rise to fame; all any dedicated Swifty needs to know about the pop superstar who's taking over the world.
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Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music
Suitable for students and scholars of American music, gender and sexuality, class, and pop culture, this book looks at how class and gender identity play out in one of America's most culturally and politically charged forms of popular music.
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Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives
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Shania Twain: Hometown Canadian to International Superstar
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Whisperin' Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music
Presents a revealing portrait of Bill Anderson, one of the most prolific songwriters in the history of country music. A follow-up to his 1989 autobiography, this honest and revealing book tells the story of a man with an unprecedented gift, holding on to it in order to share it.
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Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music
Leigh H. Edwards explores Partons roles as musician, actor, author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur to show how her gender subversion highlights the challenges that can be found even in the most seemingly traditional form of American popular music. As Parton depicts herself as simultaneously "real" and "fake," she offers new perspectives on country music's claims of authenticity.
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Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon
Earl Scruggs chronicles the life and legacy of the man who revolutionized the five-string banjo and left an indelible mark on bluegrass and folk music. Including interviews with the Scruggs family and more than 60 notable musicians, this narrative biography testifies to Scruggs's enduring influence and sheds light on the history of bluegrass.
23
Big Tom: The King of Irish Country
A tribute to Big Tom McBride, 'the Johnny Cash of Irish country music'. From labourer to music star, the journey of the singer who brought so much joy to fans at home and to emigrants abroad over five decades.
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Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life
The long-awaited, deeply personal story of one of American music's greatest icons, a remarkable tale of the utmost heights of fame and success, the deepest lows of life's sorrows, and a miraculous return from the brink of death---told as only Randy Travis can.
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Marvin Rainwater
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I'd Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music
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Hot Country: A Comprehensive Guide To Lead And Rhythm Country Guitar Playing
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Bluegrass Guitar Essentials
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Hank Williams: A Bio-Bibliography
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30
Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir
Recounting his early years, first as a jazz bassist and later as a member of the pioneering folk group the New Christy Minstrels, the author charts how he came into his own as an artist with the First Edition, only to have the band's breakup in the 1970s raise questions about his musical future.
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Contemporary Banjo Player: A progressive tutor for the modern bluegrass banjo player
The Contemporary Banjo Player is a unique new tutor from world-renowned banjo player John Dowling. It covers not only the basics of Bluegrass banjo, but also teaches you how to expand and develop your playing and diversify into other musical styles.
32
Margo: Queen of Country & Irish: The Promise and the Dream
The official memoir of Margo O'Donnell, legendary Irish Country Music singer. For fifty years now the name 'Margo' has been synonymous with everything that is positive and enriching in Country and Irish music. This is the story of her life, the successes and difficult times, in her own words.
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Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies
Start picking the five-string banjo like a pro with this definitive guide to bluegrass banjo! Whether you re an absolute beginner or an experienced player, Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies gets you started off the right way and is your road map for mastering today s most popular traditional and contemporary banjo picking styles.
34
Garth Brooks: The Illustrated Story
This is the unauthorised biography of Garth Brooks. He is not just the most successful male country-recording artist ever; he's one of the world's bestselling artists of all time. Although he "retired" in 2001, he has returned to the limelight, staging the biggest comeback since Sinatra and releasing his first album of new material in 13 years.
35
Seasick Steve: Ramblin' Man
Larger than life, and a legend in his own lifetime - an incredible true story, told in this, the first full biography of Seasick Steve.
36
Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South
In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same songwriters, musicians, and producers in the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama - what Charles L. Hughes calls the "country-soul triangle".
37
Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams
A heart-breaking, unforgettable portrait of country music's founding father and "Hillbilly King".
38
Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton
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Philomena Begley: My Life, My Music, My Memories
Philomena Begley takes us from her happy beginnings as a bread-man's daughter in Pomeroy through the devastating loss of her brother Patsy and the risks of touring Ireland at the height of the Troubles, right up to her fiftieth anniversary in show business in 2012 - her 'gold and silver days'.
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Once Upon a Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a New Frontier
Sometimes it's not only what we plant but where we're planted.
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Elvis, Strait, to Jesus: An Iconic Producer's Journey with Legends of Rock 'n' Roll, Country, and Gospel Music
The King of Nashville, Tony Brown, offers a rare photographic journey through his 40-year career--including historical pictures and contemporary portraits of rock, country, and gospel music legends--in which he produced hundreds of #1 country music songs that are beloved by millions.
42
100 Best Selling Albums of the 70s
In 100 Best Selling Albums of the 70s, each album entry is accompanied by the original sleeve artwork - front and back - and is packed full of facts and recording information, including a complete track listing, musician and production credits, and an authoritative commentary on the record and its place in cultural history.
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100 Best Selling Albums of the 80s
100 Best Selling Albums of the 80s features the original sleeve artworks and is packed full of facts and recording information, including a complete track listing, musician and production credits, and an authoritative commentary on the records and their place in cultural history.
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Johnny Cash At Folsom And San Quentin
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Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl's Journey To The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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Tommy Thompson and the Banjo: The Life of a North Carolina Old-Time Music Revivalist
Tommy Thompson was a banjo player, writer, actor, teacher and thinker. Using interviews and writings from Thompson and his loved ones, the author presents to us a life that revolved around music and creativity. Included are appendices on Thompson's banjos, a discography and notes on his collaborative lyric writing.
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Americana Music: Voices, Visionaries, and Pioneers of an Honest Sound
Mining the firsthand insights of those whose stories help shape the sound, Americana Music provides a history of how Americana originated, how it reached a broader audience in the '60s and '70s with the merging of rock and country, and how it evolved its overwhelmingly populist appeal as it entered the new millennium.
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Outlaws & Armadillos - Country's Roaring '70s
OUTLAWS & ARMADILLOS: COUNTRY'S ROARING 70S