Country Music: The Encyclopedia

Country Music: The Encyclopedia

by Irwin Stambler, Grelun Landon

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Country Music: The Encyclopedia by Irwin Stambler, Grelun Landon

This completely revised and updated edition of Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon's landmark encyclopedia of country music isn't limited to pure country anymore; in fact, its broad range covers country, country rock, bluegrass, rockabilly, country gospel, honky-tonk, western swing, cowboy (and cowgirl!) singers, and more! And unlike other encyclopedias, Country Music: The Encyclopedia is more than just a list of names and dates. It's the most personal country reference book there is, filled with original, first-person interviews with stars young and old, from Hank Williams to Shania Twain. In addition, the 75 percent new or substantially revised entries, and a series of indexes that allow you to reference song titles, album titles, performers, and types of music-as well as anything else that interests you in a general subject index-make Country Music: The Encyclopedia the greatest book of its kind.

Country Music: The Encyclopedia contains:

* Complete awards information, year by year

* Scores of photos of the hottest stars

* And, for the first time, a complete set of indexes-by performer, by song and album title, and general subject index-that no other country encyclopedia offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312264871
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/14/2000
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 7.02(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.42(d)

About the Author

Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon's previous editions of this book were entitled The Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music (SMP, 1969, 1982, hardcover; 1984, trade paperback). Both Stambler and Landon live and work in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Bibliography 633(6)
Indexes 639

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