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My Country: 50 Musicians on God, America & the Songs They Love Hardcover – October 12, 2010

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Dunea (My Last Supper) is back with a celebration of a musical genre known for good ol' down-home God-fearing folk: country. She's assembled 50 musicians, both famous (Kenny Rogers) and obscure (Julianne Hough), in lavish full-color photo spreads. Though Dunea unfortunately asks the same questions of all involved, it's still interesting to discover that Clint Black would have been an astronaut if he hadn't gone into country, or that David Allen Coe doesn't "believe in the God that you're wanting me to think of," or that Rosanne Cash wishes she had written "Like a Rolling Stone." Had Dunea included stories behind these basic responses, she may have combated the redundancy. There are also some glaring omissions, like Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, and Loretta Lynn. But a short list of each performer's favorite songs almost makes up for the flaws (and Kris Kristofferson fans will be pleased to see how often "Help Me Make It Through the Night" appears). Timed for the holidays, Dunea's Country will likely find a home in some serious fans' stockings. Photos.
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About the Author

MELANIE DUNEA is the author of My Last Supper and her photographs are regularly published in magazines such as Town & Country, Vanity Fair, People and New York Magazine. She lives in New York City.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605296511
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605296517
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.9 x 12.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,135,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you like great photography and country singers - this book is for you! Learn about your fave singers from Kenny Rogers to Taylor Swift to Kenny Chesney and see their beautiful photographs. Great gift idea for your friends/family who like the country music scene or for those who appreciate a good portrait.
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This book is fantastic for all music lovers! It gives wonderful insight into the mind of each musician! The stars in this book range from young to old, so there is something for everyone! The images are stunning! This would make for a wonderful gift.
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A GREAT LOOK AT SOME COUNTRY STARS BY A REMARKABLE PHOTOTOGPHER. IF YOUR A FAN OF COUNTRY SINGERS AND WANT TO SEE A GLIMPSE INTO THEIR LIVES. WILL MAKE A GREAT GIFT FOR THAT COUNTRY FAN IN YOUR FAMILY.
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What a fantastic book, such diversity of country artists and beautiful photos..
I bought Melanie's first book "My Last Supper". This will make a great gift for the holidays.
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Good book, wish it was more in-depth though. I am in the picture with Barbara Mandrell. Its a good coffee table book.
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