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Lynn, Loretta.

Summary: "Loretta Lynn's classic memoir tells the story of her early life in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, and her amazing rise to the top of the music industry. Born into deep poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one of the most prolific and influential songwriters and singers in modern country music. Here we see the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 LYNN, LORETTA Lyn

Jackson, Denise J.

Summary: This inspirational book gives the reader an intimate look into one of country music's most famous couples: their love story, struggles, dreams, success, the near-failure of their marriage, and the rediscovery of their faith and how that has reshaped their lives.--From publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACKSON, DENISE JAC

Ribowsky, Mark

Summary: After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of twenty-nine, Hank Williams, a frail, flawed man who had become country music's most compelling and popular star, instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr. Having hit the heights in the postwar era with simple songs of heartache and star-crossed love, he would, with that outlaw swagger, become in death a template for the rock...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B WILLIAMS RIB

Akins, Lauren

Summary: "When country music star Thomas Rhett won the ACM Award for Single of the Year with 'Die a Happy Man,' his wife, Lauren Akins, was overjoyed. Her childhood best friend and now husband was being anointed the hottest new star in country music--for a song he had written about her. He was living his dream. Lauren was elated, but she was also wrestling with some big questions, not the least of which...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AKINS, LAUREN AKI

Terp, Gail

Summary: Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. One of the most popular contemporary female recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received much media attention.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Rabbit Books 2017

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE TER

Summary: The story of the musical Carter and Cash families, the dynasty at the heart of country music. Starting with the Original Carter Family, A.P., Sara, and Maybelle, this film traces the flow of their influence through generations of musicians, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle, the marriage of Johnny Cash and June Carter, and the efforts of the present-day...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WIN

Summary: The captivating documentary chronicles the life of one of the best-selling solo artists of all time, from his childhood through the height of his career as a country music star, actor, and pop-culture icon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC KEN

Summary: Profiles the lives and musical career of the Carter family. Combines rarely seen photographs, memorabilia and archival footage to document the story of these musical pioneers whose songs and style laid the foundations for American folk, country and bluegrass music. Reveals how their songs inspired Americans during the Great Depression with lyrics that spoke of the joys and tragedies of life....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2005

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 DVD Carter 2005

Summary: Explores the history of the American South and its music through the life of country singer Charley Pride. Raised in the segregated Mississippi Delta, Pride's voice, talent, and resolve led him to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CHA

Neri, Greg

Summary: A portrait of the legendary country music star is told through lyrical free verse that conveys information about his impoverished childhood and the extraordinary talent that enabled his career and rise to success on the world stage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CAS

Summary: The amazing story of Joey and Rory Feek. Intimately filmed by the couple over a course of two and a half years. This documentary follows this beautiful couple through the birth of their daughter, and even shows Joey's struggle and ultimate surrender to cancer. However, they never lose hope. A love story for the ages.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TO

Kealing, Bob.

Summary: A view of the music and life of Gram Parsons and his influence on country rock.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Florida 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.6 KEA

Summary: After having released her fourth album "Red" in October 2012, Taylor Alison Swift continues to tear up the charts. In this film we learn how Swift becomes one of America's biggest Country and Pop music artists. A must see for any Taylor Swift fan!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Entertain Me Europe 2013

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McCreery, Scotty

Summary: "American Idol winner Scotty McCreery shares his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America's most popular singing competition and launching a musical career he had always dreamt about"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 MCCREERY, SCOTTY MCC

Conroy, Tyler.

Summary: Ten years ago, an unknown sixteen-year-old released a self-titled debut country album. A decade later, Taylor Swift has reached record-breaking, chart-topping heights. A ten-time Grammy winner, Swift has been hailed for her songwriting talent, crossed effortlessly from country to pop, and established herself as a musician who can surprise, delight, and inspire, all while connecting with her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SWIFT, TAYLOR CON

Feek, Rory Lee

Summary: "Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey's passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he's making now to lead his family into the future"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 FEEK, RORY FEE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LPB FEEK FEE

Webb, Jimmy

Summary: "Jimmy Webb's words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer, and Linda Ronstadt. He's the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestrations, and his chart-topping career has, so far, lasted fifty years, most recently including a Kanye West rap hit and a new classical...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WEBB, JIMMY WEB

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The definitive documentary of Garth Brooks, the best-selling solo artist of all time, offers an intimate look at Brooks' music and his life as a musician, father, and man. Fans will be delighted with seminal hit songs and the unforgettable moments that have defined his decade-spanning career. Featuring revealing interviews with Trisha Yearwood, Billy Joel, Keith Urban, George Strait, James...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC GAR

Summary: The definitive documentary explores the private life and public legacy of John Denver. Exclusive accounts from those closest to him reveal the man behind the music in an intimate profile to mark the anniversary of his 70th birthday. Featuring pivotal people in Denver's life, from his former managers to his son, brother, and former wives. Bonus features include never-before-seen extended...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Cash, John Carter.

Summary: An unprecedented look at the life and inspirations of the Man in Black. Gathering together previously unpublished photographs, lyrics, art, notes, and recollections from the Cash family archives, John Carter Cash paints an intimate portrait of his father's rich inner life, exploring a creative spirit, a fundamentally loving nature, and an inspiring persistence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Insight Editions 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CASH, JOHNNY CAS

Tweedy, Jeff

Summary: Wilco singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy tells stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He discusses his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and writes lovingly about his parents, wife Susie, and sons, Spencer...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TWEEDY, JEFF TWE

Feek, Rory Lee

Summary: Singer Joey Martin and her songwriter husband Rory Feek were enjoying a steadily growing fan base in country music and a baby daughter when Joey was diagnosed with a rapidly spreading cancer. Rory blogged about the final months of Joey's life. In this memoir, Rory takes us for the first time into his own challenging life story and what it was like growing up in rural America with little money...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FEEK, RORY FEE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B FEEK FEE

Contents: My dad Johnny Cash / by Rosanne Cash -- The man in black / by Mikal Gilmore -- Growing up poor / by Johnny Cash -- The sun sessions / by David Fricke -- Jails, hospitals and car wrecks / by Johnny Cash -- Nothing can take the place of the human heart / by Robert Hilburn -- The ballad of Johnny and June -- Johnny Cash at San Quentin / by Ralph J. Gleason -- Johnny Cash meets Dick Nixon / by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.642 CAS

Summary: "Using never-before-seen footage, photos and audio of Williams and featuring interviews with many friends and family who have never spoken on-camera before, Honky tonk blues tells the story of Hank Williams' rise and fall in full, vivid detail"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC HAN

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