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Author: Guralnick, Peter
Publication Date: 07/01/1999
This masterful exploration of American roots music—country, rockabilly, and the blues—spotlights the artists who created a distinctly American sound, including Ernest Tubb, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, and Sleepy LaBeef. In incisive portraits based on searching interviews with these legendary performers, Peter Guralnick captures the boundless passion that drove these men to music-making and that kept them determinedly, and sometimes almost desperately, on the road.
"Probably the most moving and revealing book on country music to date."--Country Music