Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music: The Inspirational Stories behind 101 of Your Favorite Country Songs

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 6, 2011 - Music - 400 pages
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Readers will get an inside look at the personal stories behind their favorite country songs as songwriters get up close and personal with exclusive stories about how and why they wrote them.

Songs tell a story, and now many of country music’s most famous singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence, and background, and when and why they wrote their most famous songs, in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music. Book includes great photos of the songwriters and lyrics of many of the songs. A great gift for anyone who loves country music!
 

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Contents

Foreword
Introduction
16th Avenue
AllAmerican Boy
Almost Home
American Honey
American Made
American Saturday Night
Maybe It Was Memphis
Mississippi Squirrel Revival
Mr Bojangles
Murder on Music Row
My List
My Son
Not That Different
Old Dogs Children and Watermelon Wine

Back When We Were Beautiful
Believe
Bobbie Ann Mason
By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Cant Be Really Gone
Coward of the County
Delta Dawn
Desperados Waiting for a Train
DIVORCE
Everlasting Love
Everything Is Beautiful
Gentle on My Mind
Ghost in This House
Golden Ring
Gone Country
Good Ole Boys Like Me
Green Green Grass of Home
Halfway Home Café
Harper Valley PTA
Have You Forgotten?
He Didnt Have to Be
He Stopped Loving Her Today
Here in the Real World
Hey Cinderella
Highway 40 Blues
Holes in the Floor of Heaven
How Do You Get That Lonely?
I Believe
I Cant Make You Love Me
I Fall to Pieces
I Hope You Dance
I Love the Way You Love Me
I Run to You
I Was Country When Country Wasnt Cool
It Matters to Me
Jackson
Jesus Take the Wheel
Johnny Cash Is Dead and His House Burned Down
Letting Go
Little Rock
Live Like You Were Dying
Long Black Train
Long Black Veil
Love Me
Mamas Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
Man of Constant Sorrow
Marie Laveau
Old Hippie
On Angels Wings
Online
Reuben James
She Thinks I Still Care
Simple Man
Smoky Mountain Rain
Somebodys Prayin
Something in Red
Southern Voice
Strawberry Wine
Thats Just About Right
Thats My Job
The Cape
The Dance
The Devil Went Down to Georgia
The Famous Lefty Flynns
The Good Stuff
The Grand Tour
The Highwayman
The House That Built Me
The Most Beautiful Girl
The River
The Song Remembers When
The Streak
The Thunder Rolls
This Ones for the Girls
Time Marches On
Unanswered Prayers
Uncle Pen
Walk on Faith
Walking Away a Winner
What A Difference Youve Made In My Life
Whereve You Been?
Wichita Lineman
Wind Beneath My Wings
You Had Me From Hello
You Wont Ever Be Lonely
Youre Gonna Miss This
Youve Got to Stand for Something
Meet Our Authors
Song Lyric Copyrights
Photo Credits
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About the author (2011)

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Randy Rudder is a country music journalist.

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