The Grand Ole Opry History of Country Music: 70 Years of the Songs, the Stars, and the Stories

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Villard Books, 1995 - Music - 257 pages
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The best and most luxurious history of country music ever published, this 70th-anniversary tribute to the Grand Ole Opry has been selected by this beloved institution as its chief souvenir. The complete history of the Opry is given, from the early days of Roy Acuff and the Carter Family through Dolly Parton and Minnie Pearl to Garth Brooks and Reba McIntire--all illustrated with more than 225 photos, many in full color.

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Scheduled for publication just prior to the 70th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry in October, this lavishly illustrated volume rehashes the country music radio program's history from its early days broadcasting stars like Uncle Dave Macon to today's faux cowboy songsters. Read full review


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Paul Kingsbury has been editor for the Country Music Foundation Press and its "Journal of Country Music" since 1985. He is the author of "The Grand Ole Opry History of Country Music" and has written articles for many publications, including "US", "Entertainment Weekly", and "Country America".

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