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In the Country of Country

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Published 2007
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JBP
Feb 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Collection of essays regarding country musicians/singers ranging from bluegrass (Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley) to such traditional performers (George Jones, Merle Haggard, etc). Chapters on Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, and lots of other luminaries in the country music realm.

This is a history of the roots of the music, biographies of the people who made country music a distinctive style of music that focuses in on the sad, forlorn, lonely hearted, heart broken, drunkard. I loathe what is considered co
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Andrewh
Jul 13, 2012 rated it liked it
If you are looking for an accessible introduction to the culture and roots of country (which i was), then this isn't it, contrary to Kazuo Ishiguro's puff on the cover. Probably worth reading if you are already up to speed and like disjointed interviews with musicians.
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