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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music: The Inspirational Stories behind 101 of Your Favorite Country Songs

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Readers will get an inside look at the personal stories behind their favorite country songs as songwriters get up close and personal with exclusive stories about how and why they wrote them.

Songs tell a story, and now many of country music’s most famous singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence, and background, a
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Chicken Soup for the Soul
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Lenore Webb
Sep 01, 2011 Lenore Webb rated it it was amazing
Y'all I do live in Texas....born n' bred as they say. Even more so since I was born in Pecos Texas....home of Judge Roy Bean and home of the world's first rodeo. And you would think that I owned many pairs of jeans, a pair of cowboy boots and the regulation cowboy hat. But no! I hardly ever wear jeans, never have had a pair of boots or a cowboy hat. Yet I am Texan through and through.

Also there is the love of Friday night football and scooting a boot to country music. Again I fall short. If my d
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Ana
Aug 13, 2012 Ana rated it really liked it
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I think I would've given this book 3.5 stars if that was an option, only because I tended to skip some of the songs I didn't know. Four stars seems a bit enthusiastic when you didn't actually read it cover to cover, but the songs I do know and read made up for the ones I don't know. Now, these songs have even more meaning behind them. A lot of these already held a special place in my heart because of their personal meaning to me. I think this is a book I'll come back to and re-read the stories b ...more
Dayana
Jun 22, 2012 Dayana rated it it was amazing
Mi primera reacción cuando tuve este libro en mis manos fue “Hummmmm, no creo que me guste”.

Soy argentina y siempre viví en mi país, por lo que mi relación con el country (y con casi cualquier género musical) es nula. Pero me senté a leer un libro con la curiosidad de conocer un poquito del tema.

Sintetizando: no me compraría un CD ni iría a un concierto de country de motus propio, pero tengo que reconocer que este fue el libro que más me gustó de los Chicken soup for the soul he leído hasta ahor
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Guillermo
Jun 23, 2012 Guillermo rated it really liked it
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This book contains the behind the scenes story about 101 Country Songs, some of the songs you listen to only one chord and you recognize it, some of them you dont, and its a great way to discover new music to fall for.

One interesting thing about this particular Chicken Soup book is that it is organized by alphabet, it has a picture of the author, the song title, who tells the story, who wrote the lyrics, who wrote the melody and who recorded the song. Then the story behind it, and then the lyric
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Sasha Enge
Oct 06, 2014 Sasha Enge rated it really liked it
it would have been 5 stars but I skipped over the sings I wasn't familiar with, so I'm saying 4! Great stories behind some if my favorite songs though!
Patricia Atkinson
Feb 06, 2016 Patricia Atkinson rated it it was amazing
loved it has explanations on where they get their songs and ideas from...
Crystal
Nov 26, 2015 Crystal rated it liked it
It was a good book. The reason I gave it a 3 star was the majority of songs was ones before my time.
Courtney Edson
Aug 23, 2011 Courtney Edson rated it it was amazing
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Wow awesome! I always wondered what the reason for some songs were. I am very blessed to have the opportunity to win and read such a wonderful book.
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Jack Canfield is an American motivational speaker and author. He is best known as the co-creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series, which currently has over 124 titles and 100 million copies in print in over 47 languages. According to USA Today, Canfield and his writing partner, Mark Victor Hansen, were the top-selling authors in the United States in 1997.

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