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The Resource The comprehensive country music encyclopedia, from the editors of Country music magazine

The comprehensive country music encyclopedia, from the editors of Country music magazine

Label
The comprehensive country music encyclopedia
Title
The comprehensive country music encyclopedia
Statement of responsibility
from the editors of Country music magazine
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Country music has come of age. It has a rich history in American culture, and its story is well told in this definitive encyclopedia, written with verve and insight by the editors of America's leading and most popular country music magazine. The background of all the major and minor performers in country music, their greatest hits, fascinating anecdotes about their childhoods, their rise to (or fall from) fame, the truth behind publicity releases and general rumor -- it's all here, from Roy Acuff and Billy Ray Cyrus to Patsy Cline and Reba McEntire. The Comprehensive Country Music Encyclopedia offers a fresh, absorbing portrait of country music from its folkloric origins to its present status as the popular music of choice for 42 percent of the adult population, according to industry estimates. Indeed, in the past decade, the country music audience has tripled. Between 1988 and 1990, sales of country records jumped 56 percent as sales of rock-'n'-roll records slumped 5 percent. Combining more than six hundred short descriptive entries with longer evaluative articles, the encyclopedia is informative, engaging, and a pleasure to read. The critical events and individuals that have shaped country music are all here in one indispensable volume. More than a reference book to be consulted simply for the dates or details of a particular artist's hits or career, the encyclopedia offers a virtual social history of country music. It distinguishes itself not only by the unassailable authority of its contributors -- the most knowledgeable and gifted writers in this field -- but by its in-depth portraits of country music's pioneers and contemporary stars. Individual entries are placed within a larger historical and musical context. Linking discrete facts, dates, and events through what amount to interpretive essays, The Comprehensive Country Music Encyclopedia presents the overarching themes and musical ideas that have animated the landscape of country music. An additional feature of the encyclopedia is the more than six hundred photographs, many rarely seen. These superb photographs convey the social and cultural spirit of the artists depicted. Together with the compelling text, the encyclopedia is certain to engage the curiosity, interests, and passions of every reader, and of every fan."--Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML102.C7
LC item number
C6 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The comprehensive country music encyclopedia, from the editors of Country music magazine
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Country Music Magazine Press book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31011740
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9780812922479
Lccn
94034561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31011740
Label
The comprehensive country music encyclopedia, from the editors of Country music magazine
Publication
Note
"A Country Music Magazine Press book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31011740
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9780812922479
Lccn
94034561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31011740

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