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Product Description: Country music boasts a long tradition of rich, contradictory gender dynamics, creating a world where Kitty Wells could play the demure housewife and the honky-tonk angel simultaneously, Dolly Parton could move from traditionalist “girl singer” to outspoken trans rights advocate, and current radio playlists can alternate between the reckless masculinity of bro-country and the adolescent girlishness of Taylor Swift...read more

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9781496804914 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 24, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Country music boasts a long tradition of rich, contradictory gender dynamics, creating a world where Kitty Wells could play the demure housewife and the honky-tonk angel simultaneously, Dolly Parton could move from traditionalist “girl singer” to outspoken trans rights advocate, and current radio playlists can alternate between the reckless masculinity of bro-country and the adolescent girlishness of Taylor Swift.

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9781496805058 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 8, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Country music boasts a long tradition of rich, contradictory gender dynamics, creating a world where Kitty Wells could play the demure housewife and the honky-tonk angel simultaneously, Dolly Parton could move from traditionalist “girl singer” to outspoken trans rights advocate, and current radio playlists can alternate between the reckless masculinity of bro-country and the adolescent girlishness of Taylor Swift.

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Product Description: Country music evokes a simple, agrarian past, with images of open land and pickup trucks. While some might think of the genre as a repository of nostalgia, popular because it preserves and reveres traditional values, Jeremy Hill argues that country music has found such expansive success because its songs and its people have forcefully addressed social and cultural issues as well as geographic change...read more

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9781625341716 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, January 31, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Country music evokes a simple, agrarian past, with images of open land and pickup trucks.

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9781625341723 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, January 31, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Country music evokes a simple, agrarian past, with images of open land and pickup trucks.

Country is part of the I Love Music series. This series allows readers to learn about popular types of music. From jazz to country, each book explores how music is made and the qualities that make each genre unique. Eye-catching photographs and easy-to-read text show young readers how much fun making music can be.

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9781489635785 | Weigl Pub Inc, July 15, 2015, cover price $12.95

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9781489635778 | Weigl Pub Inc, July 15, 2015, cover price $27.13 | About this edition: Country is part of the I Love Music series.

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Product Description: Winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book AwardWinner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor AwardOn November 28, 1925, a white-bearded man sat before one of Nashville radio station WSM's newfangled carbon microphones to play a few old-time fiddle tunes...read more

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9780826513311 | Country Music Foundation, May 1, 1999, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Chronicles the early years of the Grand Ole Opry, tracing its growth from a small Saturday night radio program to a national institution

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9780826520746 | Reprint edition (Country Music Foundation, November 28, 2015), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Winner of the Ralph J.
9780449125083, titled "Laura Fitzgerald" | Fawcett Books, January 1, 1984, cover price $2.95 | also contains Laura Fitzgerald

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Product Description: Soul music and country music propel American popular culture. Using ethnomusicological tools, Shonekan examines their socio-cultural influences and consequences: the perception of and resistance to hegemonic structures from within their respective constituencies, the definition of national identity, and the understanding of the 'American Dream...read more

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9781137378095 | Palgrave Macmillan, March 3, 2015, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Soul music and country music propel American popular culture.

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Product Description: In The Country Music Reader Travis D. Stimeling provides an anthology of primary source readings from newspapers, magazines, and fan ephemera encompassing the history of country music from circa 1900 to the present. Presenting conversations that have shaped historical understandings of country music, it brings the voices of country artists and songwriters, music industry insiders, critics, and fans together in a vibrant conversation about a widely loved yet seldom studied genre of American popular music...read more

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9780199314911 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, January 30, 2015, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: In The Country Music Reader Travis D.

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9780199314928 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 30, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In The Country Music Reader Travis D.
9780382242786, titled "The Israelites" | Tch edition (Silver Burdett Pr, March 1, 1990), cover price $7.55 | also contains The Israelites | About this edition: Explores Jewish life and culture in ancient Israel.

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Product Description: With opinions and personal testimonies from the artists themselves, this book takes a detailed look at the huge impact that Mexican music and culture has had--and continues to have--on Country music in its various forms. This very American form of cultural expression has changed over the last few years, but Mexico--with its bordertowns, beaches, colonial architecture and ancient ruins conjuring up a range of powerful images--has remained an influential presence in Nashville, Texas, and even places like Australia and South Africa...read more

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9780786496730 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, December 31, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: With opinions and personal testimonies from the artists themselves, this book takes a detailed look at the huge impact that Mexican music and culture has had--and continues to have--on Country music in its various forms.
9780373245741, titled "Her Montana Millionaire" | Harlequin Books, November 1, 2003, cover price $4.75 | also contains Her Montana Millionaire | About this edition: FROM LIFE IN THE FAST LANE.

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Product Description: Highlighting Chet Atkins' 50-plus-year career as a virtuoso singer, songwriter and record producer, this book is an analysis and appreciation of the most noteworthy recordings of one of the world's greatest guitarists. Atkins' whole body of work--truly unmatched in the history of modern musical entertainment--and nearly 140 of his all-time greatest recordings are discussed...read more

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9780786478521 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, September 30, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Highlighting Chet Atkins' 50-plus-year career as a virtuoso singer, songwriter and record producer, this book is an analysis and appreciation of the most noteworthy recordings of one of the world's greatest guitarists.

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Product Description: Austin City Limits is the longest running musical showcase in the history of television, and it still captivates audiences forty years after its debut on the air. From Willie Nelson's legendary pilot show and his fourteen magical episodes running through the years to Season 35, to mythical performances of BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughn, to repeat appearances from Chet Atkins, Bonnie Raitt and Ray Charles, and recent shows with Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire and The Decemberists, the show has defined popular roots music and indie rock...read more

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9780199812417 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 2, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Austin City Limits is the longest running musical showcase in the history of television, and it still captivates audiences forty years after its debut on the air.

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Product Description: When George Jones recorded “He Stopped Loving Her Today” more than thirty years ago, he was a walking disaster. Twin addictions to drugs and alcohol had him drinking Jim Beam by the case and snorting cocaine as long as he was awake...read more

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9781617031014 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, August 1, 2011, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: When George Jones recorded “He Stopped Loving Her Today” more than thirty years ago, he was a walking disaster.

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9781628461664 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 8, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: When George Jones recorded “He Stopped Loving Her Today” more than thirty years ago, he was a walking disaster.

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Product Description: In her provocative new book Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music, Nadine Hubbs looks at how class and gender identity play out in one of America’s most culturally and politically charged forms of popular music. Skillfully weaving historical inquiry with an examination of classed cultural repertoires and close listening to country songs, Hubbs confronts the shifting and deeply entangled workings of taste, sexuality, and class politics...read more

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9780520280656 | 1 edition (Univ of California Pr, March 22, 2014), cover price $60.00 | About this edition: In her provocative new book Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music, Nadine Hubbs 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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9780520280663 | Univ of California Pr, March 22, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In her provocative new book Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music, Nadine Hubbs 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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Product Description: When Hank Williams died on New Year's Day 1953 at the age of twenty-nine, his passing appeared to bring an abrupt end to a saga of rags-to-riches success and anguished self-destruction. As it turned out, however, an equally gripping story was only just beginning, as Williams's meteoric rise to stardom, extraordinary musical achievements, turbulent personal life, and mysterious death all combined to make him an endlessly intriguing historical figure...read more
By David M. Anderson (editor), Steve Goodson (editor) and Patrick Huber (editor)

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9780199743193 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 28, 2014, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: When Hank Williams died on New Year's Day 1953 at the age of twenty-nine, his passing appeared to bring an abrupt end to a saga of rags-to-riches success and anguished self-destruction.

Outlaw by acclaimed author Michael Streissguth follows the stories of three legends as they redefined country music: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson.Streissguth delves into the country music scene in the late '60s and early '70s, when these rebels found themselves in Music City writing songs and vying for record deals. Channeling the unrest of the times, all three Country Music Hall of Famers resisted the music industry’s unwritten rules and emerged as leaders of the outlaw movement that ultimately changed the recording industry.Outlaw offers a broad portrait of the outlaw movement in Nashville that includes a diverse secondary cast of characters, such as Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Kinky Friedman, and Billy Joe Shaver, among others.With archival photographs throughout, Outlaw is a comprehensive examination of a fascinating shift in country music, and the three unbelievably talented musicians who forged the way.

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9780062038180 | Harpercollins, June 4, 2013, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: Outlaw by acclaimed author Michael Streissguth follows the stories of three legends as they redefined country music: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson.

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9780062038197 | Harpercollins, February 25, 2014, cover price $15.99

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Product Description: An insightful and wide-ranging look at one of America’s most popular genres of music, Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture examines how country songwriters engage with their nation’s religion, literature, and politics...read more
By Roxanne Harde (editor)

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9780739169667 | Lexington Books, October 24, 2013, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: An insightful and wide-ranging look at one of America’s most popular genres of music, Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture examines how country songwriters engage with their nation’s religion, literature, and politics.

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9780739169674 | Lexington Books, October 9, 2013, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: An insightful and wide-ranging look at one of America’s most popular genres of music, Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture examines how country songwriters engage with their nation’s religion, literature, and politics.

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Product Description: Merle Haggard has enjoyed artistic and professional triumphs few can match. He’s charted more than a hundred country hits, including thirty-eight number ones. He’s released dozens of studio albums and another half dozen or more live ones, performed upwards of ten thousand concerts, been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and seen his songs performed by artists as diverse as Lynryd Skynyrd, Elvis Costello, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, the Grateful Dead, and Bob Dylan...read more

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9780292717718 | Univ of Texas Pr, September 15, 2013, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Merle Haggard has enjoyed artistic and professional triumphs few can match.

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Product Description: One of the most influential and acclaimed female vocalists of the twentieth century, Patsy Cline (1932–63) was best known for her rich tone and emotionally expressive voice. Born Virginia Patterson Hensley, she launched her musical career during the early 1950s as a young woman in Winchester, Virginia, and her heartfelt songs reflect her life and times in this community...read more
By Warren R. Hofstra (editor)

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9780252037719 | 1 edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, August 7, 2013), cover price $85.00 | About this edition: One of the most influential and acclaimed female vocalists of the twentieth century, Patsy Cline (1932–63) was best known for her rich tone and emotionally expressive voice.

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9780252079306 | Univ of Illinois Pr, August 7, 2013, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: One of the most influential and acclaimed female vocalists of the twentieth century, Patsy Cline (1932–63) was best known for her rich tone and emotionally expressive voice.

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Product Description: Country music's debt to African American music has long been recognized. Black musicians have helped to shape the styles of many of the most important performers in the country canon. The partnership between Lesley Riddle and A. P...read more
By Diane Pecknold (editor)

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9780822351498 | Duke Univ Pr, July 10, 2013, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: Country music's debt to African American music has long been recognized.

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9780822351634 | Duke Univ Pr, July 10, 2013, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Country music's debt to African American music has long been recognized.

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The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built is the first book entirely dedicated to one of the most influential music labels of the twentieth century. In addition to creating the largest bluegrass catalogue throughout the 1950s and ’60s, Starday was also known for its legendary rockabilly catalogue, an extensive Texas honky-tonk outpouring, classic gospel and sacred recordings, and as a Nashville independent powerhouse studio and label.Written with label president and co-founder Don Pierce, this book traces the label’s origins in 1953 through the 1968 Starday-King merger. Interviews with artists and their families, employees, and Pierce contribute to the stories behind famous hit songs, including “Y’all Come,” “A Satisfied Mind,” “Why Baby Why,” “Giddy-up Go,” “Alabam,” and many others. Gibson’s research and interviews also shed new light on the musical careers of George Jones, Arlie Duff, Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, the Stanley Brothers, Cowboy Copas, Red Sovine, and countless other Starday artists. Conversations with the children of Pappy Daily and Jack Starns provide a unique perspective on the early days of Starday, and extensive interviews with Pierce offer an insider glance at the country music industry during its golden era.Weathering through the storm of rock and roll and, later, the Nashville Sound, Starday was a home to traditional country musicians and became one of the most successful independent labels in American history. Ultimately, The Starday Story is the definitive record of a country music label that played an integral role in preserving our nation’s musical heritage.
By Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce (contributor)

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9781604738308 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 31, 2011, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built is the first book entirely dedicated to one of the most influential music labels of the twentieth century.

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9781617037405 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 25, 2013), cover price $30.00

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Product Description: This true account of the rise of country music is told by a 1940s' band musician, Don Davis, who became a music business executive and worked with all the Grand Ole Opry stars. Johnny Cash, the Carter family, Waylon Jennings, Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, and many others were his friends and appear throughout the book...read more

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9780764342790 | Schiffer Pub Ltd, December 28, 2012, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: This true account of the rise of country music is told by a 1940s' band musician, Don Davis, who became a music business executive and worked with all the Grand Ole Opry stars.

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Product Description: A singer belts out a lonesome song. A guitarist plucks out a twangy lead. A fiddle player brings out a sweet melody. These are the sounds of country. Country music rose out of the folk songs that immigrants brought to the United States...read more

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9780761345022 | Twenty First Century Books, November 1, 2012, cover price $30.65 | About this edition: A singer belts out a lonesome song.

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Product Description: This popular Lucent Books series has been updated to make music of all genres even more accessible, popular and culturally relevant in the 21st century; the set focuses on the history, music, musicians, and instruments behind specific musical styles...read more
By Stuart A. Kallen (not applicable)

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9781420507379 | 1 edition (Lucent Books, June 29, 2012), cover price $39.40 | About this edition: This popular Lucent Books series has been updated to make music of all genres even more accessible, popular and culturally relevant in the 21st century; the set focuses on the history, music, musicians, and instruments behind specific musical styles.

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Product Description: New York socialite Jinni Fairchild would take care of her sister, even if that meant sacrificing, temporarily, her jet-set lifestyle for the wilds of Rumor, Montana. No limos, no parties, no haute couture-she was barely surviving...read more

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9780373362448 | Reissue edition (Silhouette, August 2, 2011), cover price $4.99 | About this edition: New York socialite Jinni Fairchild would take care of her sister, even if that meant sacrificing, temporarily, her jet-set lifestyle for the wilds of Rumor, Montana.
9780373245741 | Harlequin Books, November 1, 2003, cover price $4.75 | also contains Tequila, Senoritas and Teardrops: Musicians Discuss the Influence of Mexico on Country Music | About this edition: FROM LIFE IN THE FAST LANE.

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Product Description: This series of biographical profiles shines a spotlight on that special place "Where the West meets the Guitar." From Gene Autry and Roy Rogers to contemporary artists like Michael Murphy, Red Steagall, Don Edwards and Riders in the Sky, many entertainers have performed music of the West, a genre separate from mainstream country music and yet an important part of the country music heritage...read more

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9780786463145, titled "The Cowboy in Country Music: An Historical Survey with Artist Profiles" | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, August 5, 2011, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This series of biographical profiles shines a spotlight on that special place "Where the West meets the Guitar.

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Product Description: When Johnny Cash signed to Rick Rubin's record label in 1993, he was already in the wax museum of memory, a fondly regarded but totally marginalized legend, unheard on the radio and unseen on the charts. His odyssey from oldies act to folk hero depended entirely on his first American Recordings album, a record of uncompromising directness...read more

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9781441174611, titled " American Recordings" | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 28, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: When Johnny Cash signed to Rick Rubin's record label in 1993, he was already in the wax museum of memory, a fondly regarded but totally marginalized legend, unheard on the radio and unseen on the charts.

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