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Johnny's cash & Charley's pride : lasting legends and untold adventures in country music / by Peter Cooper ; foreword by Peter Guralnick.

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Lake Dallas Public Library 781 COO 2017 (Text) 30137006026885 ADULT COLLECTION Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781940611709
  • ISBN: 1940611709
  • Physical Description: 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Nashville, TN : Spring House Press, [2017]

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The cowboy -- Beginnings -- Innovation begat tradition -- A Memphis flash, a Nashville sound -- Kris Kristofferson, the going up -- Merle Haggard and David Olney, wise men -- Storytelling -- An intermission, for stuff you mostly don't hear -- The end of the line -- A short, strange trip with Porter Wagoner -- Merle Haggard and the door to hope -- Don Light and the impossibility of unscrambling eggs -- Taylor Swift and the hybrid art of understanding -- Jimmy Martin, hotshot with a teardrop in his eye -- Loretta Lynn, the anti-poet -- Lloyd Green, and significant steel -- Requiem for a short bitch -- "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash" -- George Jones: walk through this world with me.
Summary, etc.:
Peter Guralnick, dean of rock-and roll-storytellers, writes in the introduction to Johnny's Cash & Charley's Pride, "Peter Cooper has always been in the mix." Whether spending time with Johnny Cash or Kris Kristofferson, playing bass for Loretta Lynn, discussing songwriting with Taylor Swift, or introducing the Grateful Dead's Robert Hunter to Porter Wagoner, Peter Cooper has continually found himself in the presence of music royalty and the recipient of countless intimate conversations, asides, and confidences. In Johnny's Cash & Charley's Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music, Cooper chronicles his many "in the mix" tales since arriving in Nashville in 2000 to cover the country music scene for the Tennessean. Filled with untold stories and newly revealed histories, it is an informal yet well-studied inside view of country music's greatest characters and pivotal moments. Now a senior director at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Cooper's stories are akin to a curated behind-the-scenes tour of country music. Spanning nineteen chapters, Cooper offers an original take on the formative days at WSM and engaging introductions to an ensemble cast of country music's icons, quirks, and golden-but-hidden personalities. With a gem on every page, Cooper has crafted a perceptive, smiling, and atypical immersion into the world of country music that will keep any music fan engaged with its wit, passion, and authenticity.
Subject: Country music > History and criticism.
Country music > Anecdotes.
Country music.
Genre: Anecdotes.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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