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My Country Roots: The Ultimate MP3 Guide to America's Original Outsider Music

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How do you define rockabilly?

Who were the original "outlaws" of Country music?

Where can you go to hear great music in Austin, Texas?

My Country Roots answers all these questions and hundreds more! It is a resource that will help you fill your mp3 player with the essential Country songs, while impressing your friends with your knowledge of the ultimate outsider art.

Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 3rd 2006 by Thomas Nelson
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Dixie Diamond
Oct 31, 2011 Dixie Diamond rated it it was ok
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A nice idea, and a good place to start, but it's also poorly-edited ("Lynard Skynard"? Austin's "Driscoll" Hotel? Seriously?), uneven, and incomplete.

On the up side, it did mention a number of obscure but respectable musicians such as the Freight Hoppers. Unsurprisingly, though, it leans heavily on Nashville artists, often favoring their covers of songs over the originals. I'm probably biased because I'm from Texas, but way too many Townes Van Zandt and Lucinda Williams covers were listed in pl
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Alice Randall (born Detroit, Michigan) is an American author and songwriter. Randall grew up in Washington, D.C.. She attended Harvard University, where she earned an honors degree in English and American literature, before moving to Nashville in 1983 to become a country songwriter. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is married to attorney David Ewing.

Randall is the first African Amer
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