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Alan Jackson: The Greatest Hits Collection
by Alan Jackson
Paperback from Warner Brothers Publications

All Music Guide to Country: The Definitive Guide to Country Music
by Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Paperback from Backbeat Books

Behind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain: Tales of Romance and Tragedy
Listed under Grand Ole Opry

The Best of Reba McEntire : 22 of Her Greatest Hits
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation; (February 1992)

Cash: The Autobiography
by Johnny Cash
Listed under Johnny Cash

Chet Atkins: The Life, Legend, and Legacy of a Musical Giant
by Rusty Russel, et al
Listed under Chet Atkins

Classic Country Singers
by Douglas Green
Country music may have existed before 1925-in barn dances, roadside taverns, tent shows, minstrel shows, and vaudeville-but it didn't become Country Music until the advent of radio and new stars were born. In Classic Country Singers, author Douglas B. Green (a.k.a. Ranger Doug from the Grammy-winning western group Riders in the Sky) celebrates the men and women who built the industry that gave us "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Blue Yodel," "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," and the Grand Ole Opry. 

From the beginnings of bluegrass to honky-tonk to western swing and more, Classic Country Stars offers intimate biographies and cherished photos covering the careers of nearly fifty major stars from country music's first half-century, including beloved musicians such as Uncle Dave Macon, the Carter Family, and Jimmie Rodgers up to the pop-country hit makers of the 1950s like Eddy Arnold and Marty Robbins. Through war, depression, and the advent of rock and roll, these men and women pioneered a sound that moved from regional barn dances and radio stations to an international audience. 

Hardcover from Gibbs Smith

Classic Country : The Golden Age of Country Music : The 20 s through the 70 s
Classic Country : The Golden Age of Country Music : The '20's through the '70's

Hardcover from Time Life Medical

Legends of Classic Country: Influential Performers from the '40s Through the '70s

Hardcover from Time Life Education

Classic Country: The Golden Age of Country Music : The 20s Through the 70s
Classic Country: The Golden Age of Country Music : The '20s Through the '70s

Hardcover from Hydra Publishing

The Country Music Pop-Up Book : The Staff of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
by Country Music Hall of Fame
Hardcover from Universe Books

by Dixie Chicks
Paperback from Warner Brothers Publications
Doghouse Roses: Stories
Doghouse Roses: Stories
by Steve Earle
Fans of Steve Earle's music will recognize many familiar themes in his first collection of short stories, Doghouse Roses. Here are tales of drug addiction, the nightmare of Vietnam, and the price of failure (or success) in the music industry. Not surprisingly, the latter topic elicits some of Earle's best work: in "Billy the Kid," for example, he traces the meteoric rise of Nashville's last authentic country-music prodigy, whose early fame was abruptly terminated by a car accident. And in "Doghouse Roses," Bobby Charles's career nose-dives as he grapples with heroin, speedballs, and crack: "He suspended all pretence of taking care of himself, going for days without showering and living on a steady diet of ice cream and Dr. Pepper. He left the house only to cop, driving straight home and sitting in the tiny half bath in the hallway for hours with his pipe." Yet the protagonist, like his creator, finally regains a grip on sobriety, along with a revived career.

Earle misses the mark in "Taneytown," a first-person narrative told through the eyes of a mentally retarded black child. And his focus on the harsh (and very masculine) world of junkies, country music, and execution chambers can grow a little thin. Still, Doghouse Roses offers up an ample dose of optimism. After all, in a world where cold-blooded murderers let innocent men take the rap, and junkies watch their dealers die, the gods of forgiveness can still be summoned with a single rose sold at a convenience store--the age-old remedy for men in the proverbial doghouse. --Gregory Bensinger -
Hardcover from Houghton Mifflin Co

Dreaming Out Loud : Garth Brooks, Wynonna Judd, Wade Hayes, and the Changing Face of Nashville
by Bruce S. Feiler

The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music
by Paul Kingsbury, Laura Garrard, Daniel Cooper, the Country Music Foundation, John Rumble, Country Music Hall of Fame, Tenn.) Museum (Nashville, Emmylou Harris, Country Music Foundation
Hardcover from Oxford Press

Everything I Love
by Alan Jackson
Paperback from Warner Brothers Publications


Happy Traum's Flat-Pick Country Guitar
Happy Traum's Flat-Pick Country Guitar
by Music Sales Corporation
Paperback from Music Sales Corp
High Mileage
by Alan Jackson
Paperback from Warner Brothers Publications

Techniques Series: Hot Country
by Lee Hodgson, Albert Lee
Paperback from Sanctuary Publishing
Lyrics, 1962-1985: Includes All of Writings and Drawings Plus 120 New Writings
by Bob Dylan
Listed under Bob Dylan

Learn to Play Beginning Guitar Solos: Carter Family Style--Acoustic Country Bluegrass
by Dan Huckabee (Audio CD)

The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes
by Willie Nelson
Listed under Willie Nelson

Grass Roots : An Illustrated History of Bluegrass and Mountain Music
by Fred Hill
(Paperback - July 1981)

Nashville Wives : Country Music's Celebrity Wives Reveal the Truth About Their Husbands and Marriages

The Original Carter Family
by Hal Leonard (Editor), Johnny Cash

Hardcore Troubadour : The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle
by Lauren St John
Book Description: If Steve Earle weren't a living, breathing person he'd be a character in a blues song, a raucous ballad that would tell the tale of a gifted rebel who drank too much, lost his career and almost all of his women in a blizzard of heroin and crack-cocaine addiction, and lived wildly and extravagantly on the wrong side of the law.

Along the way, Earle has welded rock to country, the Beatles to Springsteen, Celtic to Americana, punk to bluegrass and has produced multiple Grammy-nominated albums and one enduring classic: Guitar Town. Like Hank Williams and Robert Johnson he has wandered across the American South; like Janis Joplin he has a huge capacity for self-destruction that matches an appetite for life in all its extremes. Like Stephen Foster, he is a storyteller and songwriter of rare skill and force whose sincerity echoes through all his work.

A heroin addict since the age of fourteen, six times married to five different women, a man who took a four-year 'vacation in the ghetto', Steve Earle none the less survived. And he came back with an artistic and personal vision intact, determined to change society for the better even as he seemed set to live his life for the worse.

Lauren St John has been allowed unrestricted access and cooperation by Steve, his family and friends. In exchange, she has written a hauntingly clear-eyed, unvarnished and uncompromising life of one of American music's talismanic sons.
Hardcover from Fourth Estate

Steve Earle Songbook
by Hemme Luttjeboer, Steve Earle
Paperback from Warner Brothers Publications
I Hope You Dance
by Mark D. Sanders, Tia Sillers

Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter
by Loretta Lynn, George Vecsey (Contributor)
Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.52 x 8.21 x 5.38
Publisher: DaCapo Press; Reissue edition (July 12, )
ISBN: 0306810379

Louisiana Hayride Years: Making Musical History in Country's Golden Age
by Horace Logan, et al

Reba McEntire : Read My Mind
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation;

Roy Acuff : The Smoky Mountain Boy
by Elizabeth Schlappi 

Roy Acuff
by Elizabeth Schlappi
Special Order

Songs of Jim Reeves
by Jim Reeves 

Southwest Shuffle: Pioneers of Honky Tonk, Western Swing, and Country Jazz
by Richard Kienzle, Rich Kienzle
Paperback from Routledge
Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors
by Tim McGraw
Listed under Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw 2012Calendar
Listed under Music Calendars

Still Woman Enough
Still Woman Enough
by Patsi Bale Loretta/Cox Lynn
Paperback from Warner Books
Still Woman Enough: A Memoir
by Loretta Lynn, Patsi Bale Cox (Contributor)

Tammy Wynette : A Daughter Recalls Her Mother's Tragic Life and Death
by Jackie Daly, Tom Carter (Contributor)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 6.76 x 4.19
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group; Reissue edition (April 10, )
ISBN: 0425179257

Techniques Series: Hot Country
by Lee Hodgson, Albert Lee

The Traditional Country Bluegrass Songbook & CDs with Chris Jones
by Chris Jones

Tori Amos: Lyrics
by Tori Amos

The Ultimate Country Fake Book - 4th Edition
by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Plastic Comb from Hal Leonard
Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?: The Carter Family and Their Legacy in American Music
by Mark Zwonitzer, Charles Hirshberg (Contributor)

Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter
by Loretta. Lynn
Hardcover from NTC/Contemporary Publishing
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Reba McEntire : Country Music's Queen
by Don Cusic
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Reba McEntire : The Queen of Country
by Carol Leggett
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Roy Acuff's Nashville : The Life and Good Times of Country Music
by Roy Acuff
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Go, Cat, Go! : The Life and Times of Carl Perkins, the King of Rockabilly
by Carl Perkins, David McGee (Contributor)
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Carl Perkins : Blue Suede Shoes
by John Stafford
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