This is a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of country music. Based on the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the book contains over 1000 entries covering musicians, bands, songwriters, producers and record labels which have made a significant impact on the development of country music. It brings together people such as Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and Jimmie Rogers and the influence of Patsy Cline and Hank Williams and more recent figures such as Mary-Chapin Carpenter and LeAnn Rimes. Each entry offers information such as dates, career facts, discography and album ratings.He soon established a reputation for humorous songs and attained major chart success with self-penned numbers ... Carlson left Highway 101 in 1990 just before they recorded Bing Bang Boom. ... the Cherokee Nation failed to find any reference to him, although one of his great-grandmothers did claim to be Cherokee. ... He worked in Louisville, for a time as leader of the Glee Club Quartette, hoboed, busked and toured the vaudeville circuit and, in 1929, he even recorded for Gennett.
|Title||:||The Virgin Encyclopedia of Country Music|
|Publisher||:||Virgin Pub - 1998|