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The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart
The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart
by Willie Nelson
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Born in small-town Texas during the Great Depression, Willie Nelson was raised to believe in helping his neighbors and living without pretense. After many hardscrabble years as a poorly paid songwriter (often watching his work become a gold mine for... (read more)

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Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road
by Willie Nelson
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You won't see no sad and teary eyes when I get my wings, and it's my time to flyJust call my friends and tell them there's a party, come on bySo just roll me up and smoke me when I die In Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Willie Nelson... (read more)

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K.D. Lang (Sic): Carrying the Torch (Canadian Biography Series)
K.D. Lang (Sic): Carrying the Torch (Canadian Biography Series)
by William Robertson
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Since the release of her first album, a truly western experience in 1984, k.d. lang has galvanized listeners with her amazing voice, while battling for a place in the music industry and fighting off prejudice against her appearance and attitude. This... (read more)

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Singing in the Saddle: The History of the Singing Cowboy
Singing in the Saddle: The History of the Singing Cowboy
by Douglas B. Green
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As the United States expanded west in the 1800s, and cattle became big business, the figure of the young brash cattleman who rode with the herds quickly emerged as a cultural icon. Victorian Americans went crazy for cowboys, snapping up dime-store novels... (read more)

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The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes
The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes
by Willie Nelson
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From one of America's most beloved storytellers and singers, in his own voice, reflections are offered on a life well led. Whether chronicling his own life--from his childhood in rural Texas to breaking into the Nashville scene and breaking out--or... (read more)

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Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone? : Carter Family and Their Legacy in American Music (02 Edition)
Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone? : Carter Family and Their Legacy in American Music (02 Edition)
by Mark Zwonitzer
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andlt;Iandgt;Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?andlt;/Iandgt; is the first major biography of the Carter Family, the musical pioneers who almost single-handedly created the sounds and traditions that grew into modern folk, country, and bluegrass music... (read more)

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Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Singalong Memoir [With CD (Audio)]
Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Singalong Memoir [With CD (Audio)]
by Pete Seeger
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Originally published in 1993, this is the essential book by and about Pete Seeger for those who admire him and love his music. From the 1940s when he began playing with Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly, through his fifty years of activism, Seeger has always... (read more)

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Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music
Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music
by Henry Horenstein
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Forty years after Henry Horenstein began documenting the country music scene in and around Nashville, his deep love for the music and its people continues. Having spent a lifetime around performers and fans, he has been granted access to both the high... (read more)

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And a Voice to Sing with: A Memoir
And a Voice to Sing with: A Memoir
by Joan Baez
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• The perfect time for a reissue: In October 2009, PBS will air a ninety-minute primetime special on Joan Baez as part of the Emmy Award-winning American Masters series. Told often from Baez’s perspective, but supported by a rich performance... (read more)

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Truth Is Stranger Than Publicity
Truth Is Stranger Than Publicity
by Alton Delmore
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A rare and revealing first-person account of the early country music industry from the perspective of a renowned songwriter and performer. First published in 1977, Truth Is Stranger Than Publicity brings to life the world of the early Grand Ole Opry and... (read more)

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Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America's Original Roots Music Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century
Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America's Original Roots Music Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century
by Barry Mazor
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In Meeting Jimmie Rodgers, the first book to explore the deep legacy of "The Singing Brakeman" from a twenty-first century perspective, Barry Mazor offers a lively look at Rodgers' career, tracing his rise from working-class obscurity to the pinnacle of... (read more)

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The Band Perry: Piano/Vocal/Guitar
The Band Perry: Piano/Vocal/Guitar
by The Band Perry
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This collectible songbook companion to the 2010 double-platinum album by country superstars The Band Perry features piano/vocal/guitar sheet music for every song on the record, including crossover megahit "If I Die Young," plus 10 more. Titles: * You Lie... (read more)

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Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes with CD (Audio)
Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes with CD (Audio)
by Jeff Todd Titon
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For years fiddlers and folklorists have prized the old-time fiddle tunes from Kentucky. Many of the most outstanding country music artists hail from the state, including Bill Monroe, widely regarded as the founder of bluegrass music. Even Aaron Copland... (read more)

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Breakfast in Nudie Suits
Breakfast in Nudie Suits
by Ian Dunlop
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"Part Kerouac, part Tom Robbins, it's a transcendental road trip down a lost highway that leads to the roots of the Americana music movement."—Jim White, musician, and writer. Set between 1965 and 1968, Breakfast in Nudie Suits follows Gram Parsons... (read more)

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Bluegrass Breakdown (03 Edition)
Bluegrass Breakdown (03 Edition)
by Cantwell
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Winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award Bluegrass Breakdown is an expansive foray into the makings of bluegrass. More than any other book of its kind, it gets to the roots of a uniquely American music that is deeply linked to working-class ideals and... (read more)

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The Nashville Music Machine: The Unwritten Rules of the Country Music Business
The Nashville Music Machine: The Unwritten Rules of the Country Music Business
by Dan Daley
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Doing for country music what "Hit Men" did for pop music, this daring book reveals the inner workings of the city that is synonymous with country music--Nashville. This insider's guide explores all the parts of this byzantine system and its group of... (read more)

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Tennessee Strings: The Story of Country Music in Tennessee (Tennessee Three Star Books)
Tennessee Strings: The Story of Country Music in Tennessee (Tennessee Three Star Books)
by Charles K Wolfe
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Country music grew up in Tennessee, drawing from sources in the white rural music of East and Middle Tennessee, from the church music of country singing conventions, and from the black music of the Memphis area.  The author traces the vital role... (read more)

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Staging Tradition: John Lair and Sarah Gertrude Knott (Music in American Life)
Staging Tradition: John Lair and Sarah Gertrude Knott (Music in American Life)
by Michael Ann Williams
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The colorful and detailed story of folk music’s pioneering stage presenters   Based on extensive archival research and oral history, Michael Ann Williams’s Staging Tradition traces the parallel careers of the creators of the Renfro... (read more)

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The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Legacy in Country Music (Profiles in Popular Music)
The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Legacy in Country Music (Profiles in Popular Music)
by Jocelyn Neal
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The songs of country music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers have been appropriated by dozens of musicians and radically transformed since he first recorded them nearly 90 years ago. His songs have often resurfaced at critical moments when country music has been... (read more)

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Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots of Music Along the Red River
Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots of Music Along the Red River
by Tracey E. W. Laird
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On a Saturday night in 1948, Hank Williams stepped onto the stage of the Louisiana Hayride and sang "Lovesick Blues." Up to that point, Williams's yodeling style had been pigeon-holed as hillbilly music, cutting him off from the mainstream of popular... (read more)

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