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The Grand Ole Opry: The Making of an American Icon

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This official guide chronicles the story of the birthplace of country music as told by the people who were there. Escott presents the official inside history of the home of country music, offering fans an exclusive look into the heart and soul of country music. Full color, and packed with photos from the Opry Archives covering 80 years of history.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Center Street (first published 2006)
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I confess, I have a deep and abiding love for country music. Not the "country" you hear on the radio. REAL country music. Hank Williams. Johnny Cash. The Louvin Brothers. I'll also admit I have issues with the Grand Ole Opry. All this combined with my adoration of Escott's writing, buying and reading this book was a given.
I found the history fascinating. There was so much I didn't know. The anecdotes and assorted photos and ephemera made this a really comprehensive work on the history of the Opr
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The Grand Ole Opry: The Making of an American Icon by Colin Escott (Center Street 2006)(781.642). This is a grand tribute to the mother church of country music and to an American musical institution. This volume features country music memorabilia collected over the past 80 years. My rating: 7.5/10, finished 2007.
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Fantastic stories and pictures of almost 100 years of the Opry, told by people there throughout its history. It's like walking through time for any country music lover.
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Colin Escott is the foremost authority on Sun Records. He first wrote the company’s history in 1975 and has revised and expanded it several times since. He has published several other volumes on the early days of country music, including a biography of Hank Williams and The Grand Ole Opry: The Making of an American Icon. He won a Grammy for his work on Mercury Records’ The Complete Hank Williams, ...more
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