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The view from Nashville

Author: Ralph Emery; Patsi Bale Cox
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author shares anecdotes and reminiscences about some of country music's greatest stars, including Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, Dolly Parton, Travis Tritt, and Vince Gill.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Emery; Patsi Bale Cox
ISBN: 0688151507 9780688151508
OCLC Number: 38879454
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 321 p. : ill., ports., pls. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Conway Twitty: the uncrowned king of country music --
One big happy family: "Tell them kids to shut up!" --
Loretta Lynn: keeping country honest: "They fired him from the Opry" --
Alan Jackson: the art of the deal: farewell to the first lady --
Carl Perkins: "Singing was a way of surviving:" Reba's red dress, CMA Awards, 1993 --
Brooks & Dunn: the next big deal: the slippery mind of Roger Miller --
The golfer formerly known as Vince: memories --
Faron young: the next big deal, 1953: soap sister on a soapbox --
The four horsemen: Bradley, Atkins, Law and Nelson: battle of New Orleans, the rematch --
Travis Tritt: a new generation of outlaws: Whatever it takes --
Ray Charles: country's improbable hero: a question of geography. Patsy Cline: in search of a song: "Till death do us part" --
Dolly and friends: at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge: gator bait --
The drummer is a rummer and can't hold the beat: hairdresser to the star? --
Hillbilly music?: lawnmower man --
Monument: Foster's maverick label: "Remember me?" --
Olivia Newton-John: new beginnings: George Bush: country fan in the White House --
Brenda Lee: legends among us: Dolly and Barbara: bathing tips --
Colonel Tom Parker: how much does it cost if it's free?: "Make 'em laugh, make 'em cry and scare hell out of 'em!" --
Barbara Mandrell: the queen of blue-eyed soul refuses to rest on her laurels: "Stop singin', Mel. It's me!" --
It was a very good year.
Responsibility: Ralph Emery with Patsi Bale Cox.

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The author shares anecdotes and reminiscences about some of country music's greatest stars, including Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, Dolly Parton, Travis Tritt, and Vince Gill.

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