Country Music: The Encyclopedia

Front Cover
Macmillan, Jul 14, 2000 - Music - 708 pages
This completely revised and updated edition of Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon's landmark encyclopedia of country music isn't limited to pure country anymore; in fact, its broad range covers country, country rock, bluegrass, rockabilly, country gospel, honky-tonk, western swing, cowboy (and cowgirl!) singers, and more! And unlike other encyclopedias, Country Music: The Encyclopedia is more than just a list of names and dates. It's the most personal country reference book there is, filled with original, first-person interviews with stars young and old, from Hank Williams to Shania Twain. In addition, the 75 percent new or substantially revised entries, and a series of indexes that allow you to reference song titles, album titles, performers, and types of music-as well as anything else that interests you in a general subject index-make Country Music: The Encyclopedia the greatest book of its kind.

Country Music: The Encyclopedia contains:
* Complete awards information, year by year
* Scores of photos of the hottest stars
* And, for the first time, a complete set of indexes-by performer, by song and album title, and general subject index-that no other country encyclopedia offers

What people are saying - Write a review

Country music: the encyclopedia

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Stambler and Landon here offer the third edition of a text first published as The Encyclopedia of Folk, Country, and Western Music (LJ 11/15/69; St. Martin's 1982. rev. ed.). The chiefly biographical ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

References to this book

About the author (2000)

Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon's previous editions of this book were entitled The Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music (SMP, 1969, 1982, hardcover; 1984, trade paperback). Both Stambler and Landon live and work in Los Angeles.

Bibliographic information