A Guitar and a Pen: Stories by Country Music's Greatest Songwritersby Robert Hicks
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 explicit natural rock formation causes chaos in a small farming town, to the domestic drama of a Kentucky family with six daughters, to Charlie Daniels' character-driven fable of money and unhappiness, to Gary Nicholson's riveting tale of an albino African American singer/songwriter who inspired him to be a musician.
A celebration of music and storytelling, other contributors include Hal Ketchum, Janis Ian, Mark D. Sanders, Tom T. Hall, Marshall Chapman, and Robert Hicks, among many other notable Nashville luminaries.
A GUITAR AND A PEN is a wonderful vehicle to show that songwriters possess a creative dimension that extends way beyond their musical creations...fascinating and refreshing!"Barton Herbison, Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association Int'l"
A GUITAR AND A PEN is long overdue. But I feel like I do when I hear a great song: I sure wish it had been my idea!"Bill Anderson, legendary songwriter, Country Music Hall of Fame member
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Meet the Author
Robert Hicks, John Bohlinger, and Justin Stelter all live in the greater Nashville area in Tennessee.
- Franklin, Tennessee
- Date of Birth:
- January 30, 1951
- Place of Birth:
- West Palm Beach, Forida
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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.