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Country music / Dayton Duncan ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel, Susan Shumaker, Pam Tubridy Baucom, and Emily Mosher ; design by Maggie Hinders.

Duncan, Dayton, (author.). Burns, Ken, 1953- (writer of preface.). Steisel, Susanna, (researcher.). Shumaker, Susan, (researcher.). Baucom, Pam Tubridy, (researcher.). Mosher, Emily, (researcher.). Hinders, Maggie, (book designer.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525520542
  • ISBN: 0525520546
  • Physical Description: xv, 533 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-510) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Old ghosts and ancient tones -- The rub -- Hard times -- The hillbilly Shakespeare -- I can't stop loving you -- The sons and daughters of America -- Will the circle be unbroken -- Are you sure Hank done it this way? -- Don't get above your raisin' -- Afterword: Waylon, Emmylou, and Joe.
Summary, etc.:
The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the 20th century--based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019.
Country music emerged from the American South, where people sang to themselves and to their families at home and in church, and where they danced to fiddle tunes on Saturday nights. With the birth of radio in the 1920s the songs moved from small towns, mountain hollers, and the wide-open West to become the music of an entire nation--a diverse range of sounds and styles from honky tonk to gospel to bluegrass to rockabilly, leading up through the decades to the music's massive commercial success today. But above all, it is the story of the musicians: Hank Williams's tragic honky tonk life; Dolly Parton rising to fame from a dirt-poor childhood; Loretta Lynn turning her experiences into songs that spoke to women everywhere, and many more -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Country music > History and criticism.
Country music > Pictorial works.
Country music.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Country & Bluegrass.
MUSIC / History & Criticism.
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.