Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary

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Taylor & Francis, 2003 - Music - 497 pages
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This illustrated A-Z guide covers more than 700 country music artists, groups, and bands. Articles also cover specific genres within country music as well as instruments used. Written in a lively, engaging style, the entries not only outline the careers of country music's greatest artists, they provide an understanding of the artist's importance or failings, and a feeling for his or her style. Select discographies are provided at the end of each entry, while a bibliography and indexes by instrument, musical style, genre, and song title round out the work.

For a full list of entries, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary website.

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Containing a mix of nearly reverential (a few) and tongue-in-cheek (many) entries, Country Music earns high marks for inclusiveness. Refreshingly, Carlin (Southern Exposure; World of Music) does ... Read full review

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Richard Carlin is the author of several books on folk, country, and traditional music. He worked for Folkways Records as an independent producer from 1975 to 1980, and is currently Executive Editor for Music at Pearson Prentice Hall. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

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