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The Encyclopedia of Country Music Hardcover – February 1, 2012
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"Any serious country music fan will treasure this authoritative book."-- The Seattle Times
"Sets new standards in the field."--The Baltimore Sun
"Perhaps the best single-volume reference work on country music."--Billboard Magazine
"While a handful of worthwhile country music encyclopedias are in print, none are as comprehensive in scope as The Encyclopedia of Country Music.... For country fans with an eye for trivia, it doesn't get much better than this."--Tower Pulse
"Truly a labor of love.... I hope you find that it brings you a little closer to the music you love and leads you down paths that bring more music into your life."--Emmylou Harris, from the Foreword
"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, compiled by the staff of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, spans the history of country music, listing not only artists and groups but also important individuals and institutions."--San Francisco Examiner
"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
"An unparalleled work, worth its price and highly recommended."
"The Encyclopedia of Country Music, 2nd edition, is the most comprehensive treatment of the genre to date."--Journal of the Society for American Music
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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This was a gift for my father-in-law. He is a huge country music fanatic. He loves it.Published 6 months ago by NanaP2013
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 on July 5, 2014 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 on November 6, 2013 by heidi norton