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Live! At the Ozark Opry
     

Live! At the Ozark Opry

by Dan William Peek, Joyce Mace (Foreword by)
 

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In the Ozarks, music frames everything. The Ozark Opry was a focal point of that cultural tradition for over fifty years, playing to sold-out audiences and influencing the course of the American entertainment industry in vital ways hitherto untold. This behind-the-scenes story of Lee and Joyce Mace's incredible venture by historian and former Opry performer Dan

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In the Ozarks, music frames everything. The Ozark Opry was a focal point of that cultural tradition for over fifty years, playing to sold-out audiences and influencing the course of the American entertainment industry in vital ways hitherto untold. This behind-the-scenes story of Lee and Joyce Mace's incredible venture by historian and former Opry performer Dan William Peek reawakens the foot tapping and fiddle scraping still clinging to the shores of the Lake of the Ozarks. This story also spotlights some of the most fascinating characters of the times, the Nashville stars, Chuck Foster, the Mabe Brothers, Albert Gannaway, Seymour Weiss, Scott O. Wright, Sarah Gertrude Knott and Cyrus Crane Willmore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596290983
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Dan William Peek lives with his wife, Joy, in Columbia, Missouri, five minutes from their grandchildren, Grace and Spencer. He has authored a number of articles, essays and reviews on a variety of subjects and a book on the social history of the sport of darts, To The Point: The Story of Darts in America. Dan is co-founder and president of Grandparents and Others on Watch, Inc., a nonprofit child advocacy organization.

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