The Long Gone Lonesome History of Country Music

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Apr 1, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Filled with incredible illustrations, this rollicking tour takes readers from the dawn of country music through the present. From country hair to country clothes, readers are taken on a journey through a rich cultural history, and along the way, they meet greats like Jimmie Rodgers, Minnie Pearl, and bluegrass musician Bill Monroe. Both thoroughly educational and laugh-aloud silly, this celebration of an American invention is a treasure for parents and children to share.

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User Review  - LauraMcQueen - LibraryThing

Since I love country music I loved this book! It had everything from the very early beginnings of country to singers I listen to today. I loved all of the art work in the book. I also loved all of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

The artwork in this is excellent! I am pleasantly surprised to find that if I wanted to start a country music jug band with my family, according to Bret Bertholf, we have ready-made names as Booger, Goober, and Little Widepants. It's on! Read full review

About the author (2007)

Bret Bertholf is a painter, writer, musician, and the yodeling singer for Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams, an acclaimed traditional country/western band that recently performed on Prairie Home Companion, as well as the former coordinator of children's events at the Tattered Cover Book Store. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Denver, CO.

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