Behind closed doors: talking with the legends of country music

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A. Knopf, Nov 12, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 553 pages
Gathers interviews with Chet Atkins, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, the Judds, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Ricky Skaggs, and Tammy Wynette

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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


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Winner of the 2004 Country Music Association Media Achievement Award, Alanna Nash is the author of six books, including "The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley", winner of the 2004 Belmont Award for the best book in music; "Dolly: The Biography"; "Behind Closed Doors: Talking with the Legends of Country Music"; and "Elvis and the Memphis Mafia". She also coedited the Belmont Award-winning "Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Country Music in America", and is the recipient of the 2009 Charlie Lamb Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism. She has written about music for such publications as the "New York Times", "Vanity Fair", "People", "Playboy", "Entertainment Weekly", "Ladies' Home Journal", "USA Weekend", "TV Guide", and "Reader's Digest", where she was a contributing editor from 2004 to 2008. Nash, whom Esquire named one of the "Heavy 100 of Country Music," was the first journalist to see Elvis Presley in his casket. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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