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  • Country music -- History and criticism.
     
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  • Country music -- Pictorial works.
     
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    Country music: an illustrated hisoty / Dayton Duncan ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel, Susan Shumaker, Pam Tubridy Baucom, and Emily Mosher ; design by Maggie Hinders.
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    New York, New York : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House Limited Liability Company, [2019]
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  • Country music -- History and criticism.
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  • Country music -- Pictorial works.
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    9780525520542 (hardcover)
    0525520546 (hardcover)
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    xv, 533 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 29 cm
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    First edition.
    Contents: 
    Old ghosts and ancient tones -- The rub -- Hard times -- The hillbilly Shakespeare -- I can't stop loving you -- The sons and daughters of America -- Will the circle be unbroken -- Are you sure Hank done it this way? -- Don't get above your raisin' -- Afterword: Waylon, Emmylou, and Joe.
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    Country Music: An Illustrated History is the rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the 20th century - based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019.
    This gorgeously illustrated and hugely entertaining history begins where country music itself emerged: the American South, where people sang to themselves and to their families at home and in church, and where they danced to fiddle tunes on Saturday nights. With the birth of radio in the 1920s, the songs moved from small towns, mountain hollers, and the wide-open West to become the music of an entire nation - a diverse range of sounds and styles from honky tonk to gospel to bluegrass to rockabilly, leading up through the decades to the music's massive commercial success today.
    But above all, Country Music is the story of the musicians. Here is Hank Williams's tragic honky tonk life, Dolly Parton rising to fame from a dirt-poor childhood, and Loretta Lynn turning her experiences into songs that spoke to women everywhere. Here too are interviews with the genre's biggest stars, including the likes of Merle Haggard to Garth Brooks to Rosanne Cash. Rife with rare photographs and endlessly fascinating anecdotes, the stories in this sweeping yet intimate history will captivate longtime country fans and introduce new listeners to an extraordinary body of music that lies at the very center of the American experience. (Publisher)
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    "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
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