Described as “the Bible for country music history and scholarship” on its original publication, it is quite simply the cornerstone--and a highly readable one at that--of any shelf devoted to the country’s Southern/Western rural class music and should be in any library of America’s music heritage. (Bill Cunningham Texas Books in Review 2004-01-00) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From reviews of previous editions: “If anyone knows more about the subject than [Malone] does, God help them.” (—Larry McMurtry, from In a Narrow Grave)See all Editorial Reviews
If you like country music, this book will entertain and inform you for hours. Well written and fun to read.Published 23 months ago by Mary J. Butler
Country Music U.S.A. is a solid overview of the history of American folk music in the 20th century, hitting most of the highlights without obscuring any of genres many blemishes. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by David Linz
If you love County Music, this is a must. Good matrrial for conversation: you'll be an expert on the subject !Published on March 28, 2013 by Gary
Bill Malone's major work is everything one thinks it could be - an historical treatise on the history of country music from pre-country to fairly modern-day country. Read morePublished on February 22, 2008 by Kenneth Cox