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"Any serious country music fan will treasure this authoritative book." --The Seattle Times

"A long-awaited, major accomplishment, which educators, historians and students, broadcasters and music writers, artists and fans alike, will welcome and enjoy." --The Nashville Musician

"Should prove a valuable resource to those who work in the country music business. But it's also an entertaining read for the music's true fans." --Houston Chronicle

"This big, handsome volume spans the history of country music, listing not only artists and groups but also important individuals and institutions." --San Francisco Examiner

"Promises to be the definitive historical and biographical work on the past eight decades of country music. Well written and heavily illustratedan unparalleled work, worth its price and highly recommended." --Library Journal

"This is the definitive book on country music and it will be a valuable resource to those who work in the music industry." --CBC Radio

About the Author


Paul Kingsbury, editor of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Country Music, is the co-editor (with Alanna Nash) of Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Country Music in America and the author of The Grand Ole Opry History of Country Music.
Michael McCall, a prominent music journalist, is a writer and editor at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
John W. Rumble is senior historian at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195395638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195395631
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #594,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dbell on March 30, 2012
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Loved the book has information on everyone singers, song writers and people behind the scene. A must for country music lovers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Karen Wysaske on May 2, 2012
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This book is a great updated version to our other Country Music Encyclopedias. Pictures, background information about writers and performers, accomplishments and interesting facts make this a fun and interesting resource. Our family plays trivia games such as "Which states have most of the country artists come from?" We use the book for games and pleasure reading when we want to know about someone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patricia on May 12, 2013
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I purchased The Encyclopedia of Country Music for my husband who is a country music DJ. He uses it every single day on his program. Very worthwhile purchase!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Regan on January 15, 2013
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The greatest reference for everything that was and is country music. It is as comprehensive and complete a book that can fit on on your coffee .
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