The View From Nashville: On The Record With Country Music's Great

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Harper Collins, Jan 25, 2011 - Music - 100 pages
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Ralph Emery has always had the best seat in the house for watching country music grow from its rural American roots into a multinational billion -- dollar business. As country music's foremost radio and television host, Ralph has the inside track on a world many have written about but few actually understand.

Included in The View from Nashville:

The fight over Conway Twitty's estate: the real story.

The night Loretta Lynn threatened to "whup" a British music critic all across England for calling Conway Twitty "fat and fortyish."

One of Colonel Tom Parker's rare interviews, including his best advice for music managers.

How Brooks & Dunn kick-started the country dance craze.

The story behind the Roy Orbison/Mick Jagger feud.Loretta's secret admirer: Buck Owens confesses.

The day Vince Gill faced armed robbers on the golf course!

Travis Tritt's Immutable Law of Honky Tonk -- or, How to Bust Up a Barroom Brawl.

Ray Charles's country roots

When Burt Reynolds begged Tammy Wynette to take Hillary Clinton's telephone call.

Johnny Horton's message from beyond the grave.

Ralph Emery has always had the best seat in the house for watching country music grow from its rural American roots into a multinational billion -- dollar business. As country music's foremost radio and television host, Ralph has the inside track on a world many have written about but few actually understand.

 

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Following his best-selling Memories, Emery's The View from Nashville elaborates on the careers of some leading country music singers. As a radio and TV host, he knows them well. While dedicated to ... Read full review

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Contents

Bradley Atkins Law and Nelson
130
A New Generation of Outlaws
159
At Tootsies Orchid Lounge
192
The Drummer Is a Rummer and Cant Hold the Beat
205
Hillbilly Music?
220
F osters Maverick Label
227
New Beginnings
245
Legends Among Us
253
How Much Does It Cost If Its Free?
275
The Queen of BlueEyed Soul Refuses
289
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Ralph Emery began interviewing country music stars at Nashville's powerhouse radio station WSM, winning Country Disc Jockey of the Year six times. He was the host and producer of The Ralph Emery Show and hosted Nashville Now for ten years. He is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Memories, as well as More Memories and The View from Nashville. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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