Classic Country by Charles K. Wolfe
Legends of Country Music

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Now for the first time, country music authority Charles K. Wolfe gathers together his profiles of 50 legends of country music, including Bill Monroe, Lefty Frizzell, and Kitty Wells.

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Charles K. Wolfe, Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University, is the author of sixteen books on folk, country, and popular music, including A Good Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry (1999), The Life and Legend of Leadbelly (cowritten with Kip Lornell, 1992), and The Devil's Box: Masters of Southern Fiddling (1997). He has produced or annotated over one hundred albums of music, for which he has received three Grammy nominations.
Published December 20, 2000 by Routledge. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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To hell with Roy Acuff!'"") But the real gold lies in the book's middle sections on the accomplishments of artists now only dimly remembered: the Georgia Yellow Hammers, the Rouse Brothers and others.

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Among the famous performers whose careers he chronicles are Roy Acuff (“The King of Country Music”), Kitty Wells (“The Queen of Country Music”), Bill Monroe (“The Father of Bluegrass Music”), the Carter Family, Grandpa Jones, and Lefty Frizzell.

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