Are You Ready for the Country by Peter Doggett
Elvis, Dylan, Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock

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Country Rock, as played by the Byrds, the Eagles, and The Flying Burrito Brothers, was the dominant style in American music during the 1970s. But the artistically fertile relationship between rock and country music has-since their first encounter in the 1950s-been uneasy and often explosive. Are You Ready for the Country traces their tumultuous history and introduces us to all the main personalities-from pioneers like Hank Williams and Elvis Presley, through icons such as Gram Parsons and Johnny Cash, to superstars like Neil Young and Willie Nelson, and today's artists such as Beck and Wilco. This is a must-have volume for any music lover.

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Peter Doggett is a commentator and writer about popular music, entertainment, and social and cultural history. He is a regular contributor to publications such as Mojo, Q, and GQ. Some of his books are The Art and Music of John Lennon, Are You Ready for the Country, and You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After The Break Up.
Published January 27, 2000 by Penguin Books. 350 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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The journey of country-rock from Nashville to California, from Texas to Great Britain, is painstakingly and admirably traced by Doggett, former editor of Record Collector magazine, who gives proper credit to such obvious trailblazers as the Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, and Gram Parsons, as...

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British writer Doggett (Lou Reed: Growing Up in Public) rightly credits Bob Dylan's 1969 country record Nashville Skyline and his seminal Grand Ole Opry appearance with Johnny Cash with kicking off the country rock movement, but he fails to trace the rest of the genre's "tumultuous history" cohe...

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