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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
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.
I didn't buy in Nashville because it was too heavy to carry back in the suitcase or carry on but it is a great book. Recommend!!Published 14 months ago by DianeandDavid
The book was exactly what I was looking for. It was a gift, and the recipient loved it. He is a young Country fan, and I thought her would be interested in its' history.Published 22 months ago by heidi norton