You Wrote My Life: Lyrical Themes in Country Music
Melton Alonza McLaurin, Richard A. Peterson
Taylor & Francis, 1992 - Music - 180 pages
First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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