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Country Music Broke My Brain: A Behind-the-Microphone Peek at Nashvilles Famous and Fabulous Stars Hardcover – March 4, 2014
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"There was never a time Gerry House wasn't in my house or in my car when he was on the radio and I was in Nashville. I'd listen just so I could steal his stuff. Seriously, he is such a funny, talented, and good human being. I can't wait to read this book and I bet you can't either."
"There's nothing more uncomfortable than being around someone that tries to be funny and isn't. Gerry House IS f****** funny!"
"Being in the music business for 38 years means I've met a lot of different people and made a lot of friends. One of my best friends is Gerry House. When he told me he was writing a book, after I wiped off the sweat, because I don't know what he'll say about me, I was so excited to one day buy a copy and read it. Gerry tells a great story. This book is gonna be great!"
"I've known Gerry for almost 20 years. In that time he has made me laugh out loud 15,602 times, give or take a few. He's a great man and a great friend. And he better write nice things about me in his book."
"Only once in my thirty years in Nashville have we been blessed with what I would consider 'true talent' on the airwaves. I, like most everyone in town would look forward to waking up and tuning in to the humor, quick wit, and reflective wisdom of Gerry House... He bailed on us and left a void on the radio that may never be filled."
"Gerry is the funniest, most knowledgeable, creative, and interesting person I know. From the day we met he has made me think, laugh, and stare in amazement at the way he can make the simplest things in life interesting and compelling. He became an icon to an industry that often forgets fast about the great people that built Country music and radio."
Clay Hunnicutt, Executive VP of Programming, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
"Gerry House is a beloved, hilarious Nashville icon. Friend to the superstars, Gerry is a keen observer and sardonic story-teller, a distinctive deadpan voice on the radio, gifted with a terrific ear for the absurd. When a country star fires off a perfectly-twisted joke or clever pun on a TV Awards show, I often think, 'Damn, I know Gerry House ghost-wrote that line!'"
Brian Philips, President, Country Music Television
"Gerry is simply the very best at what he does. The radio sounds lonely without him on it."
Jay DeMarcus, Rascal Flatts
"Gerry House, Radio Personality, a Songwriter of note in the Nashville recording community. So now my friend Gerry writes a book..... (insert cricket sounds here)... No doubt the closest thing to a death blow the literary world will have suffered to date...but probably funnier than hell."
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Some of my favorite stories in the book include: Glued naked to the bathroom floor. A dope-smokin' chimp. Brad Paisley is a cat. Waylon and "The Autoblow". Vince Gill misses a putt and "It's Helicopter Time!" "I also want to announce here in public that I once kissed Keith Urban."
As funny as Gerry was on the air all those years we listened to him, this book is just as funny. It's also a candid look at some of the stars of country music in ways that most fans never get to see. This is a book you'll enjoy reading - I know I did!
This book is comfortable. And by comfortable, I guess I really mean familiar. I understand completely when he talks about growing up "in the sticks" and the small town way of life. I also understand references to places and events like Maude's and the BMI Awards and the people in the stories. If you are a fan of country music, especially the country music of the 80s and 90s, or if you work in the Nashville music industry, I think you'll like this book. If you are a Gerry House fan, you'll love this book because he's been gone from our daily lives for so long and these stories are typical Gerry House. It's funny!
The book made me miss Waylon, Minnie Pearl, and Marty Robbins especially. I will never understand that Taylor Swift story but, then again, I have no one in Taylor's camp to tell me the other side. I've only heard one side and it's presented here exactly the way I heard it. I loved (LOVED!) the Narvel Blackstock story. People in the industry should take notes after reading that one! Oh, and Marty Robbins singing a Gene Autry song (on-air live) after Gerry House said he looked like Gene Autry's limo driver? Classic! How many country stars could (or would) do that these days? No, Ranger Doug does not count. I also enjoyed hearing his travel stories. The bits about China were especially interesting to me.
So, there you go. I don't think that's a good review but this book seems difficult to review. I loved it. I thought it was funny. Will you love it? Will you think it's funny? I have no idea but I think you should give it a shot.
P.S. I guess I should mention that while I've met Gerry House, he doesn't know me from Adam (or Eve).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fantastic, fun. Light-hearted look behind the Nashville curtain from one of its godfathers. Well-written and engaging essays appearing from time to time to show you to genius... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Wayne Manning
Gerry House was the ultimate "morning man". Miss him greatly on WSIX radio here in Nashville. He is also a songwriter, comedian & now gifted author. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John M. Featherston
This won into my top 5 favorite books, Such a Funny, Laugh Out Loud book, So yes people will give you the weird eye for laugh out loud so hard if you read in public, so don't... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Heather Koyen Hall
I thought there would be some interesting stories about country music artists the author knows from being a country music deejay in Nashville. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Judith
No one is as funny as Gerry House-in print or any medium, he never fails to entertain! Loved this book!Published 10 months ago by J. Tucker
After listening to the House Foundation for years, I think that I had expectations that the book would be more spontaneous.Published 11 months ago by John Potter
this book I live by Nashville and I would listen to Gerry House every morning I miss him !!!Published 12 months ago by Ginger Perry
This is an intriguing and fun read. I live in Nashville and I could not put this down. You will laugh and go wow, I didn't know that.Published 13 months ago by Angela Roberts of Spinach Tiger