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Country & Western music books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Country & Western music category. Presented with a red border are the Country & Western music books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Willie Nelson American Icon by Andrew Vaughan Willie Nelson American Icon

Celebrate an American icon with the first full-color book that comprehensively explores the work and life of country superstar Willie Nelson. A singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist, Nelson has won countless accolades as well as the hearts of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Woman Walk the Line How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives by Holly Gleason Woman Walk the Line How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives

Full-tilt, hardcore, down-home, and groundbreaking, the women of country music speak volumes with every song. From Maybelle Carter to Dolly Parton, k.d. lang to Taylor Swift-these artists provided pivot points, truths, and doses of courage for women writers at every...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

The Little Book of Country Music Wisdom by Christopher Parton The Little Book of Country Music Wisdom

An inspiring mix of wisdom, humor and encouragement, offered by country music's greatest names. When the singing is over and the talking starts, that's when the true, unvarnished wisdom of country music comes out Built on a mix of homespun...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Festival!!! a Sketchy Lady ABC Book by Jenni Vanderwalker Festival!!! a Sketchy Lady ABC Book


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

Festival!!! a Sketchy Lady ABC Book by Jenni Vanderwalker Festival!!! a Sketchy Lady ABC Book


Format: Hardback - Released: 31/05/2017

Fifty Cents and a Box Top The Creative Life of Nashville Session Musician Charlie McCoy by Charlie McCoy, Travis D. Stimeling Fifty Cents and a Box Top The Creative Life of Nashville Session Musician Charlie McCoy
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From Ann Margret to Bob Dylan and George Jones to Simon & Garfunkel, Charlie McCoy has contributed to some of the most successful recordings of country, pop, and rock music of the last six decades. Fifty Cents and a Box...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2017

Performing Nashville Music Tourism and Country Music's Main Street by Robert W. Fry Performing Nashville Music Tourism and Country Music's Main Street

This book explores the formation and continuance of Nashville, Tennessee as a music place, the importance of the fans (tourists) in creating Nashville's multifaceted musical identity, and the music and city's influence on the formation and performance of the individual...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/04/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Country Music by Travis D. (Assistant Professor of Music History, West Virginia University School of Music) Stimeling The Oxford Handbook of Country Music
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Country music studies is a thriving interdisciplinary field. The Oxford Handbook of Country Music draws upon the expertise of leading and emerging scholars to present an introduction into the historiographical narratives and methodological issues that have emerged in country music...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/04/2017

Other books in this genre

Smile When You Call Me a Hillbilly Country Music's Struggle for Respectability, 1939-1954 by Jeffrey J. Lange Smile When You Call Me a Hillbilly Country Music's Struggle for Respectability, 1939-1954

Lange examines the 1940s and early 1950s as the most crucial period in country music s transformation from a rural, southern folk art form to a national phenomenon. He shows how country music and its audience became more sophisticated and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2017

The Broken Spoke Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk by Donna Marie Miller The Broken Spoke Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk

James and Annetta White opened the Broken Spoke in 1964, then a mile south of the Austin city limits, under a massive live oak, and beside what would eventually become South Lamar Boulevard. White built the place himself, beginning construction...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/03/2017

Country Soul Making Music and Making Race in the American South by Charles L. Hughes 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2016

Country Music Hair by Erin Duvall Country Music Hair

[This work] showcases the most notable bobs, beehives, bouffants, mullets, hats, wigs and curls from the 1960s to the present, alongside interviews with hairstylists and musicians and a full history of the 'dos of the decade --Front jacket flap.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2016

The Hell-Bound Train A Cowboy Songbook by Glenn Ohrlin The Hell-Bound Train A Cowboy Songbook

Glenn Ohrlin (1926-2015) was a cowboy singer, working cowboy, rodeo rider, storyteller, and illustrator. In The Hell-Bound Train he has gathered dozens of his favourite songs, which chronicle the range and rodeo life he lived. Most of his repertoire comes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2016

Dwight Diller West Virginia Mountain Musician by Lewis M. Stern Dwight Diller West Virginia Mountain Musician

Dwight Hamilton Diller is a 69 year old musician from West Virginia devoted to traditional Appalachian fiddle and banjo music, and a seminary-trained minister steeped in local Christian traditions. This book tells the story of Diller's life and music, his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/04/2016

Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene by Travis D. (Assistant Professor of Music, Millikin University) Stimeling Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene
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For a generation disillusioned with modernity and the conservatism of post-war suburbia, the unique blend of rock and country music that emerged from Austin, Texas in the early 1970s embodied both a longing for change and a newfound pride in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2016

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