A Century of Country: An Illustrated History of Country Music

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TV Books, 1999 - Music - 319 pages
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A Century of Country is a highly personal journey concerning real stories, real people, and real life. It looks backward to show how this multimillion-dollar entertainment form has drawn so much of its strength and resilience from its rich heritage. Country music is as old-fashioned as wax recordings and as modern as the Internet. It has always been part of America's cultural fabric and it always will be. It tells us so much about who we are as a people. It is the story of our past and the mirror to our future. It is, in a word, ourselves. Book jacket.

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There's no denying that Oermann knows country music. The beauty of his expertise is that he can make it entertaining to boot. As the editor of Country Music magazine, the country music writer for the ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Dubbed "the dean of Nashville's entertainment journalists," Robert K. Oermann writes two weekly columns for Music Row magazine and has been published in more than 100 other national periodicals. His seven books to date include the award-winning Finding Her Voice and A Century of Country. He has penned liner notes for more than 100 albums and boxed-set productions, and has scripted and/or directed television specials and documentaries for CMT, CBS, PBS, the BBC, TBS, TNN and others. He is the chairman of the country committee for the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and serves on the Hall of Fame and awards committees for the Country Music Association (CMA).

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