"A detailed account of the life and career of country music superstar Marty Robbins. Anyone interested in Robbins or the country music world of his long era will enjoy Diane Diekman's refreshing, compelling narrative."
--Ronnie Pugh, author of Ernest Tubb: The Texas Troubadour
"A top country & western artist who crossed over to the pop charts, Marty Robbins deserves this well-written, well-researched account of his life and music. Diekman's expert history is a welcome addition to the oeuvre of classic country music biography."
--Holly George-Warren, author of Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry
"Diekman propels the narrative with impressive detail and energy, leaving the reader with an impression that can only echo the admiration and respect of those who knew him."--The Austin Chronicle
"In her excellent new, 2012 biography, Diane Diekman explores the personal, more nuanced side of this unique and gifted talent and explains how he was painfully shy by nature."--American Cowboy
Country singer, racecar driver, restless seeker
Never realized how talented and dedicated to family this star was in real life. I always enjoyed his "gunfighter ballads" but his talent went way beyond that. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Jim in Lititz
Love Marty Robbins and his music. Perhaps the author had limited access to his archives and family, but I wish the biography would have provided a more intimate portrait of Marty... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book almost tells me more than I really need to know about my all-time favorite singer Marty Robbins.Published 11 months ago by grammies13
Great review of a wonderful musician and entertainer. I really enjoyed this book. It explores Marty's life and some of the problems
he encountered as an entertainer. Read more
while I love the facts about Marty's life the information seems a little scattered.Published 13 months ago by Alan Anderson