Saturday Nights With Daddy at the Opry is both the story of growing up with a backstage pass to the entertainment world in Nashville as well as a heartwarming tale of a beautiful father-daughter relationship.
From the time she was a baby, Les Leverett, who was the official photographer for the Grand Ole Opry took his daughter, Libby, with him each Saturday evening to witness country music's greatest entertainers. Sometimes Libby carried his equipment, sometimes she played with the other children of Opry performers, but she was always observing.
Now some 40 years later, Libby Leverett-Crew touchingly remembers those Saturday nights with Minnie Pearl, Tex Ritter, Grandpa Jones, Roy Acuff, Dolly Parton, Porter Waggoner, Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, along with a few astronauts, muppets, ballet dancers, actors and actresses, and with Andy Warhol and kd lang thrown in.
Saturday Nights with Daddy at the Opry is a celebration of music and family-incredibly well written from one lucky daughter's perspective. Includes more than 100 photographs by Les Leverett.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Sold by:||HarperCollins Publishing|
|File size:||4 MB|
About the Author
Les Leverett was the official photographer at the Grand Ole Opry for over 30 years.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a warm, and tender memoir of a father-daughter relationship. It is also a well crafted recollection of people and events, seen throuhg the heart of a sensitive and perceptive writer. The author has created a wonderful experience with photographs and words, for those familiar or unfamiliar with the Opry or country music. The recent loss of both John Ritter and Johnny Cash make their portions of the book especially poignant. I loved it!