Country Conversationsby Timothy Edward Jones
Country Conversations explores the world of country music through the eyes of some of country music's greatest artists. Country music icons Charlie Louvin, Bill Anderson, the Bellamy Brothers, Hal Bynum, and Ricky Lynn Gregg share unforgettable stories in their own words. From the artists' own personal experiences on and off the stage to priceless advice for up-and
Country Conversations explores the world of country music through the eyes of some of country music's greatest artists. Country music icons Charlie Louvin, Bill Anderson, the Bellamy Brothers, Hal Bynum, and Ricky Lynn Gregg share unforgettable stories in their own words. From the artists' own personal experiences on and off the stage to priceless advice for up-and-coming country singers and songwriters, Country Conversations takes you deep inside the vortex of America's music, highlighting the ups and downs of country stardom. Country Conversations shares rare insights on the music business, humorous stories, uplifting anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes glimpses from artists who shaped country music. Filled with interesting country music facts, trivia, history, and entertainment, Country Conversations sheds new light on what it means to be a country music legend.
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In the wake of the glitz and glamour of today's 'hot new Country music' Timothy Edward Jones rekindles America's passion for the true essence of traditionalism in his latest book Country Conversations: Timeless Stories from the Legends of Country Music. Jones has compiled a very accurate and entertaining book containing the true and unabashed stories from some of Country music's most celebrated and iconic artists and songwriters. This book stemmed from several years of research and personal interviews from Country legends like Bill Anderson, Charlie Louvin, Hal Bynum, Ricky Lynn Gregg and the Bellamy Brothers. Country Conversations tells the tales of Country music in the words of some of the artists that made the genre great. It takes a look inside the minds of the masters of Country music and takes the reader backstage and behind the scenes. Highlights of Country Conversations includes rare glimpses inside the lives of Country music legends and relates what it takes to reach the pennicle of stardom. But all that glitters is not gold. Jones has a way in his interviewing style that brings out the harsh realities of life on the road, conflicts personally and professionally and allows the artists to be real people, flesh and blood. This book also contains interviews with such non-Country artists like John McCrea, lead vocalist and songwriter for the eclectic Rock group CAKE. McCrea tells of his infatuation for the music of the 1950's Country duo the Louvin Brothers. It explores the enormous impact that Country music has on other genres of music and artists that are best known for recording and writing everything from Rock to Pop to Hard Rock. Did you know that Jerry Garcia was an avid listener of Bluegrass music? Did you know the Beatles loved the music of Buck Owens? Or that George Jones and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones recorded a duet together? You will find these interesting facts in Country Conversations and the complete stories behind them and more. Jones's latest book shares priceless advice for wanna-be Country stars from the legends as well. Music fans in general will find Country Conversations an easy read that is hard to put down. Filled with Country music facts, trivia, history and entertainment, Country Conversations sheds new light on what it means to be a Country music legend. The author Timothy Edward Jones is almost encyclopedic in his vast knowledge of 'old school Country-Western' and this book, his second in two years is a huge departure from his debut collection of poetry titled European Confession (ISBN: 1-4137-2867-7). Jones's passion for the old Honky Tonk Country music from Nashville's famed Music Row shines through in Country Conversations. The most discriminating music scholars and fans alike should be impressed with Jones's latest book.
I've just read 'Country Conversations' by Timothy Edward Jones. This book has shed new light on what it means to be a Country music legend. The true stories in this collection are funny, inspiring, thought-provoking and very intimate. My favorite is the chapter about Bill Anderson. I've been a Country music fan my entire life and I've read a lot of books about Country music but never one quite so true to life! This book takes the reader into the minds of some of Country music's best artists! The main point of this book: Everything that glitters is not gold! Being an entertainer is a tough job!