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.
Containing 100 recommended playlists for downloading, this book is the best and most unique way to explore the Country music genre in a modern easy, convenient way. Each playlist walks you through the history, culture, and relevance of Country music, revealing the authenticity and raw truth that represents Country.
Whether you are a long-time lover of Country music or just discovering the genre, this book will help you not only organize your music, but explore, evaluate, and critique the music while learning about the basics of Country―what we sound like, what we believe in, where we've come from, and where we're goin'. This guide also provides a behind the scenes look at some of the cities that have spawned the greatest music of the genre and films that have contributed to the mystique which defines Country.
For all you music lovers, mp3 users, or folks who are interested in discovering or rediscovering your country roots, this is a book you can't live without!
|Contributor(s)||Alice Randall, Carter Little (Coauthor), Courtney Little (Coauthor)|
|About the Contributor(s)||Alice Randall
Alice Randall was born in Detroit and graduated from Harvard in 1981. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling The Wind Done Gone which was awarded Best Fiction by The Washington Post (2004), Best Fiction by The Los Angeles Times (2004) and Best of African American Fiction by BORDERS (2004). She has also been awarded the "Free Spirit Award" and the "Literature Award of Excellence" by the Memphis Black Writers Conference, and she was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award in 2002. In addition to her books, Alice is the only African-American woman ever to write a #1 country song. Over the course of her songwriting career, she has had songs recorded by a widely varied group of artists ranging from Glen Campbell, Steve Earle, and Trisha Yearwood to Adrienne Young, Marie Osmond, and Mark O'Connor. She is also a screenwriter and has worked on adaptations of Their Eyes Were Watching God, Parting the Waters, and Brer Rabbit. She is a frequent contributor to Elle magazine, for whom she profiled Missy Elliot among others. She has also had published articles in The Los Angeles Times and O magazine.
Carter Little (Coauthor)
Carter Little is a professional songwriter, performer and film composer living in Nashville, Tennessee. He has split his time between fronting various old-time, honky-tonk and roots bands in New York City and Music City, including the critically acclaimed, Saddlesong, and producing original music for theatre and film. He released his fourth album, "Dare To Be Small" to much applause in 2005, and in 2006, wrote and produced the score for Original Media's feature film, The Living Wake.
Courtney Little (Coauthor)
Courtney Little is a singer/songwriter who resides in Nashville. Prior to moving to Music City, Little lived in NYC and worked for Oscar-winning documentarian Ken Burns and Oscar award winning score producer Mathias Gohl. While he favors Haggard, his chocolate lab, Celia prefers Dolly through and through.
|Release Date||Dec 5, 2006|