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Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives Hardcover – September 20, 2017
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"Woman Walk the Line radiates heartfelt sincerity, revealing how women in country music—world-famous and little-known, black and white, vintage and contemporary—helped shape the lives of many different kinds of women. It’s concrete evidence that country should and does belong just as much to women as to men." (Ann Powers, author of Good Booty)
"Woman Walk the Line is tender, tough, raw, informative, and emotionally intelligent, carefully framing twenty-seven of country music’s most evocative and enduring artists. It delivers truth and beauty on every page. I bow in earnest." (Rodney Crowell, author of Chinaberry Sidewalks)
"I absolutely loved this book. Whether we are country girls or city girls, we can all be inspired by its pure generous emotion, transforming pain into empowerment. But it’s not just for girls. This book is for everyone." (Exene Cervenka)
"These personal stories—from women, about women and the way music impacts lives—are entertaining, thought-provoking, and, most of all, memorable." (Reba McEntire)
"Woman Walk the Line is a deeply moving and profound look at the power of music and women. This book captures some of the best music writing you'll ever encounter, but it does much more than that. This is a book for this moment in America, a time when we all need to be reminded of the remarkable impact of women on all facets of our lives. Here we witness their joys, their sorrows, their determination and grit and defiance. More than anything, though, we witness their strength and brilliance." (Silas House, author of Clay’s Quilt and The Coal Tattoo)
About the Author
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Hardcover : 236 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1477313915
- ISBN-13 : 978-1477313916
- Product Dimensions : 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.7 inches
- Publisher : University of Texas Press (September 20, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #390,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Country music is a genre that is already noted for its deeply personal story telling. Holly Gleason has assembled a selection of writers willing to lay bare a piece of their soul and share exactly how a particular artist resonated with them -- either at a particular juncture in their life -- or over the duration.
This is a book for anyone who has had an aha moment triggered by a song, or a particular musical artist. A book for anyone who has ever nursed their broken heart through a tough breakup with a favorite song on repeat. A book for anyone who has seen their own situation clearer through the lyrics of a song.
Anyone who has ever said, "She absolutely gets it! This song is for my situation!" Will relish each page turn of this book. There is something for everyone here -- man and woman alike.
In a time where the dialogue between men and women is heightened and there is a lot of yelling in general in the world, it is a refreshing break to just listen -- listen to these women as they share a bit of their soul and experience with you -- and listen to the female artists they write about. YouTube will become your companion as you DJ a soundtrack to accompany each chapter.