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Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story

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As one of the best-known honky tonkers to appear in the wake of Hank Williams’s death, Faron Young was a popular presence on Nashville’s music scene for more than four decades. The Singing Sheriff produced a string of Top Ten hits, placed over eighty songs on the country music charts, and founded the long-running country music periodical Music City News in 1963. Flamboyant ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published August 13th 2007 by University of Illinois Press (first published July 1st 2007)
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Ellen
Jul 11, 2016 Ellen rated it liked it
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I did not realize how many songs he either wrote or contributed to, or recorded.
The recording is a tough business. And this was a generous man even when he was not financially stable.
How many times he loaned money to individuals knowing he'd never be repaid.
How many times he said "forget it"
How many times he negotiated goods in payment
Quite a personality
Unfortunately depressed most of his life, he kept it from those near him. Even his final wishes were a surprise to them.
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Jun 08, 2014 Garrett Cash rated it really liked it
This slim and fast biography of superstar Faron Young is essential for country music fans and historians. You don't hear much about Faron Young when great country artists are discussed, but he certainly was one. His music was exemplary golden age country, and his life is just as fascinating as his songs.
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