Country Music's Greatest Lines: Lyrics, Stories & Sketches from American Classics

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Bobby Braddock, the only living songwriter to have written number-one country songs in five consecutive decades, celebrates standout lines in more than eighty country masterpieces. Unique stories give the reader a behind-the-scenes look at classics from Hank Williams, Bill Anderson, Roger Miller and Merle Haggard, as well as twenty-first-century icons like Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift and Eric Church. Artist Carmen Beecher brings these tales to vivid life with strikingly realistic illustrations of seldom-seen songwriters, easily recognizable superstars and unforgettable song characters. From late 1940s jukebox hits to present-day chart toppers, Braddock and Beecher offer a magical journey from the songwriter’s pen to the singer’s lips to the listener’s ear.
ISBN: 9781467146487
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Images: 87
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (NY), Bobby Braddock also earned the BMI Icon Award, the ACM Poets Award and six CMA Song of the Year nominations, winning twice. Carmen Beecher has paintings in the Pentagon’s Air Force Art Collection and has awards for Air Force Published Graphic Art and Fine Arts Drawing. Her painting River of Tears was selected for the 2008 Juried Art Exhibition at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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