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In the Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music

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In a series of indelible portraits of country music stars, Dawidoff reveals, among others, Jimmie Rodgers, the “father of Country”; Johnny Cash, the “Man in Black”; and Patsy Cline, a lonely figure striding out bravely in a man’s world. In the Country of Country is a passionate and expansive account of a quintessentially American art form and the performers that made country music what it is today.

 

Both deeply personal and endlessly evocative,  In the Country of Country pays tribute to the music that sprang from places like Maces Springs, Virginia, home of the Carter Family, and Bakersfield, California, where Buck Owens held sway. Bestselling author Nicholas Dawidoff takes readers to the back roads and country hollows that were home to Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, Emmylou Harris, and many more.

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From the author of the bestselling The Catcher Was a Spy comes an exhilarating exploration of the performers, places, and experiences which form country music--a genre which is uniquely and authentically American. 40 photos.

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Includes bibliographical references and index. Discography: p. 347-352.

About the Author

Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of The Catcher was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg and In the Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music, and is the editor of the Library of Americas Baseball: A Literary Anthology. He is also a contributor to The New Yorker, The American Scholar, and The New York Times Magazine. A graduate of Harvard University, he has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Berlin Prize Fellow of the American Academy. He and his wife live in New York.

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ISBN:
9780375700828
Author:
Dawidoff, Nicholas
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Country
Subject:
Country musicians
Subject:
Country music
Subject:
Country musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Country - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Country & Bluegrass - General
Subject:
MUSIC / Country
Subject:
music;country music;country;history;southern
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
52 PHOTOS
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.04x5.04x.82 in. .78 lbs.

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