Behind Closed Doors: Talking with the Legends of Country Music

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Cooper Square Press, Oct 22, 2002 - Music - 576 pages
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Interviews with 27 country stars reveal the range of personalities and viewpoints that make up today's country music scene. Journalist Alanna Nash speaks in candid interviews with performers about Nashville's music industry, changes in the country audience over the past thirty years, and their own releationships to their music. Nash's interviews showcase the diversity of the performers (from college-educated professionals to ex-convicts) and their audiences. Interviewees include Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Brenda Lee, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, Naomi and Wynonna Judd, Bill Monroe, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams Jr., Chet Atkins, and Willie Nelson.
 

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Country music singer Charlie Rich once vowed that "no one knows what goes on behind closed doors.'' But now Nash provides a through-the-keyhole look at the lives of 27 country music acts, picked from ... Read full review

Contents

Roy Acuff
3
Alabama
17
Chet Atkins
38
Rosanne Cash
51
David Allan Coe
73
Rodney Crowell
94
Lacy J Dalton
116
Steve Earle
135
Loretta Lynn
290
Reba McEntire
309
Bill Monroe
327
Willie Nelson
355
Dolly Parton
375
Minnie Pearl
397
Charley Pride
420
Marty Robbins
436

Merle Haggard
155
Tom T Hall
172
Emmylou Harris
198
George Jones
222
The Judds
238
Brenda Lee
264
Ricky Skaggs
455
Mel Tillis
471
Conway Twitty
485
Hank Williams Jr
510
Tammy Wynette
531
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Alanna Nash is the author of Dolly and a country music reviewer for Entertainment Weekly. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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