A Guitar and a Pen: Stories by Country Music's Greatest Songwritersby Robert Hicks (Editor), John Bohlinger (Editor), Justin Stelter (Editor)
Nothing tells a story better than the story-songs of country music. A GUITAR AND A PEN presents, for the first time, the literary work of some of the best storytellers in the world: the songwriters who cut and polish tales down to sparkling three-minute gems. A blend of humor and poignancy, these tales range from Kris Kristofferson's charming tale of how an
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Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com 4/08 Songwriters have a story to tell. Usually they share it through their lyrics. In a short time, they must convey the complete story. A Guitar and A Pen offered those same writers the opportunity to share a story in a slightly different media. The stories run the gamete from sad to funny. ¿Cybersong¿ by Bobby Braddock left me laughing. Kris Kristofferson has long been a favorite of mine he offers a story about a rock that looks like a naked woman and the commotion it causes. My favorite story was ¿The Clock Struck Nine¿ by Hal Ketchum. Readers will recognize many of the authors in A Guitar and A Pen. They will enjoy all the stories. A Guitar and A Pen is a delightful read.