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These are the books that various authors have devoted some time to about various people and hillbilly / country / western music in general. Your local library may have these books. Or your local book store may help you obtain these books to help you learn more about hillbilly music. We've also added a link in some cases to help you purchase the book if you're interested in reading and learning more about the people, the music and their history.




































































































Hillbilly Music Biographical, Discographies & History Books

50 Years of Saturday Nights

  Maggi Vaughn (1975)
 

A Boy Named Sue
Gender and Country Music

  Kristine M. McCusker and Diane Pecknold (2004)
 

A Century Of Country Music

  Robert K. Oermann (1999)
 

A Country Music Legend, Doc Williams, Looking Back

  Doc Williams (2006)
 

A Folk Song History of North America

  Samuel Forcucci (1984)
 

A Good Natured Riot
The Birth Of the Grand Ole Opry

  Charles K. Wolfe (1999)
 

A History and Encyclopedia of Country, Western, and Gospel Music

  Linnell Gentry
Associate Professor of Education
Middle Tennessee State University (1969)
 

A History and Encyclopedia of Country, Western, and Gospel Music (1st Edition)

  Linnell Gentry (1961)
 

A Satisfied Mind
The Country Music Life of Porter Wagoner

  Steve Eng (1992)
 

A Song In Native Pastures
Randy Atcher's Life In Country Music

  Wade Hall and Gregg Swem (2002)
 

A Star That Twinkled But Never Got To Shine
A Fictionalized Biography of 4-Star Recording Artist Tommy Kizziah

  Sharon Kizziah-Holmes (0)
 

A Story of the Grand Ole Opry

  George D. Hay (1953)
 

Accordions, Fiddles, Two-Step & Swing: A Cajun Music Reader

  Ryan A. Brasseaux and Kevin S. Fontenot, Editors (2006)
 

Ain't Got No Cigarettes
Memories of Music Legend Roger Miller

  Lyle E. Style (2005)
 

Air Castle of the South:
WSM and the Making of Music City

  Craig Havighurst (2007)
 

America's Music: Bluegrass

  Barry R. Willis (1989)
 

America's Music
The Roots of Country

  Robert K. Oermann (1996)
 

American Folk Music and Left-Wing Politics, 1927-1957

  Richard A. Reuss with JoAnne C. Reuss (2000)
 

Among My Klediments

  June Carter Cash (1979)
 

An Orchid Among The Stars

  Betty Seiner (1977)
 

Anchored In Love
An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash

  John Carter Cash (2007)
 

Angel Unaware

  Dale Evans Rogers (2004)
 

Archie Campbell
An Autobiography

  Archie Campbell with Ben Byrd (1981)
 

Artists of American Folk Music

  Phil Hood, Editor (1986)
 

Back In The Saddle Again

  Gene Autry (1978)
 

Ballads and Folks Songs of the Southwest

  Ethel and Chauncey O. Moore (1964)
 

Banjo on the Mountain: Wade Mainer's First Hundred Years

  Dick Spottswood (2010)
 

Behind Closed Doors
Talking With the Legends of Country Music

  Alanna Nash (2003)
 

Best Jokes Minnie Pearl Ever Told :
(Plus some that she overheard!)

  Kevin Kenworthy (2000)
 

Bill Monroe Reader

  Tom Ewing, Editor (2000)
 

Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits

  Tom Roland (1991)
 

Billboard Book
of Top 40 Country Hits

  Joel Whitburn (1996)
 

Birth of the Banjo
Joel Walker Sweeney and Early Minstrelsy

  Bob Carlin (2007)
 

Bless Your Little Heart
The Story of Buddy Starcher

  Marion R. Goddard (0)
 

Blue Moon of Kentucky

  Les Leverett (1996)
 

Bluegrass Breakdown
The Making of the Old Southern Sound

  Robert Cantwell (1992)
 

Bluegrass Odyssey
A Documentary in Pictures and Words 1966-86

  Carl Fleischhauer and Neil V. Rosenberg (2001)
 

Bluegrass Reader

  Edited By Thomas Goldsmith (2004)
 

Bluegrass: An Informal Guide

  Richard D. Smith (1995)
 

Bluegrass
A History

  Neil V. Rosenberg (1993)
 

Bluegrass
From the Lonesome Wail of a Mountain Love Song to the Hamerring Drive of the Scruggs-style Banjo - the Story of an American Musical Tradition

  Bob Artis (1975)
 

Bob Wills:
Hubbin It

  Ruth Sheldon (1938)
 

Border Radio
Quacks, Yodelers, Pitchmen, Psychics, and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American Airwaves

  Gene Fowler and Bill Crawford (1987)
 

Born To Win

  Woody Guthrie, Edited by Robert Shelton (1965)
 

Bound for Glory

  Woody Guthrie (1943)
 

Bristol Sessions
Writings About The Big Bang of Country Music

  Edited By Charles K. Wolfe and Ted Olson (2004)
 

Buck Owens: The Biography

  Eileen Sisk (2012)
 

Buddy Starcher Biography

  Robert H. Cagle (1986)
 

Bus Fare To Kentucky
The Autobiography of Skeeter Davis

  Skeeter Davis (1993)
 

By The Seat Of My Pants
My Life In Country Music

  Buddy Killen with Tom Carter (1993)
 

Cajun and Creole Music Makers

  Barry Jean Ancelet; Ralph Rinzler; Photographer - Elemore Morgan (1999)
 

Cajun Music
A Reflection of a People
Volume 1

  Ann Allen Savoy (1984)
 

Can't You Hear Me Callin'
The Life of Bill Monroe

  Richard D. Smith (2000)
 

Cash - The Autobiography

  Johnny Cash with Patrick Carr (1997)
 

Cash Family Scrapbook

  Cindy Cash, Johnny Cash (Introduction) (1997)
 

Chet Atkins
The Life, Legend, and Legacy of a Musical Giant

  Rusty Russell, Mark Knopfler (2003)
 

Chronicles of an Old Fiddler The Family Ranch Band

  Billy J. Beeman (1995)
 

Classic Country
Legends of Country Music

  Charles K. Wolfe (2001)
 

Close Harmony
A History of Southern Gospel

  James R. Goff, Jr. (2002)
 

Coal Miner's Daughter
Loretta Lynn

  Loretta Lynn with George Vecsey (1976)
 

Come Hither To Go Yonder
Playing Bluegrass With Bill Monroe

  Bob Black (2005)
 

Complete Book of Square Dancing (And Round Dancing)

  Betty Casey (1976)
 

Conway Twitty Story
An Authorized Biography

  Wilbur Cross and Michael Kosser (1986)
 

Country - The Biggest Music In America

  Nick Tosches (1977)
 

Country Dance Book
The BEST of the Square and Contra Dances

  Beth Tolman and Ralph Page (1976)
 

Country Music Annual 2000

  Charles K. Wolfe and James E. Akenson, Editors (2000)
 

Country Music Annual 2001

  Charles K. Wolfe and James E. Akenson, editors (2001)
 

Country Music Annual 2002

  Charles K. Wolfe and James E. Akenson, editors (2002)
 

Country Music Changed My Life: Tales of Tough Times and Triumph from Country's Legends

  Ken Burke (2005)
 

Country Music Comin' Home

  James C. Hefley (1992)
 

Country Music Culture
From hard Times To Heaven

  Curtis W. Ellison (1995)
 

Country Music Encyclopedia

  Melvin Shestack (1974)
 

Country Music Legends In The Hall of Fame

  Chet Hagan (1982)
 

Country Music Message

  Jimmie N. Rodgers (1983)
 

Country Music Message: Revisited

  Jimmie N. Rodgers (1989)
 

Country Music on 78s

  Robert K. Olson (2003)
 

Country Music Originals
The Legends And The Lost

  Tony Russell (2007)
 

Country Music Picture Album and Information Encyclopedia

   (1963)
 

Country Music Records
A Discography: 1921-1942

  Tony Russell; editorial research by Bob Pinson (2004)
 

Country Music Sources
A Biblio-Discography of Commercially Recorded Traditional Music

  Guthrie Meade, Dick Spottswood and Douglas Meade (2002)
 

Country Music Stars and the Supernatural

  Cliff Linedecker (1979)
 

Country Music Story
A Picture History
of Country and Western music

  Robert Shelton and Burt Goldblatt (1971)
 

Country Music U.S.A

  Bill C. Malone (1985)
 

Country Music Who's Who 1960 Edition

  W. L. Steinhauser, President; Thurston Moore, Editor (1960)
 

Country Music Who's Who 1964 Edition

  Thurston Moore, Editor (1964)
 

Country Music Who's Who 1965 Edition

  Thurston Moore, Editor and Producer (1965)
 

Country Music Who's Who 1966 Edition

  Thurston Moore, Editor and Producer (1966)
 

Country Music: Facts, Fallacies and Folklore

  Paul Randall (1982)
 

Country Music
The Encyclopedia

  Irwin Stambler & Grelun Landon (1969)
 

Country Music
The Rough Guide

  Kurt Wolff (2000)
 

Country Roads
How Country Came To Nashville

  Brian Hinton (2000)
 

Country Sunshine
The Dottie West Story

  Judy Berryhill and Frances Meeker (1995)
 

Country
The Music and the Musicians

  Paul Kingsbury, Alan Axelrod and Susan Costello, Editors (1994)
 

Cowboy and the Senorita
A Biography of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

  Chris Enss and Howard Kazanjian (2005)
 

Cowboy and Western Songs
A Comprehensive Anthology

  Austin E. Fife and Alta S. Fife (1969)
 

Cowboy Copas and the Golden Age of Country Music

  John Roger Simon (2008)
 

Cowboy Lore
The Story of the Cowboy, Cowboy Dictionary, Brands, Customs, Pranks, Stories and Songs

  Jules Verne Allen (The Singing Cowboy) (1933)
 

Crazy Verse

  Glenn Sutton (1993)
 

Creating Country Music
Fabricating Authenticity

  Richard A. Peterson (1997)
 

Dale Evans Rogers
Rainbow On A Hard Trail

  Dale Evans Rogers; Norman B. Rohrer (1999)
 

Dance Halls and Last Calls
A History Of Texas Country Music

  Geronimo Trevino III (2002)
 

Danny Boy
The Legend Of The Beloved Irish Ballad

  Malachy McCourt (2002)
 

David Stone in Sunset Valley
The Story of the KSTP Barn Dance

  Gerald Barfuss (1983)
 

Dear Mama Williams: Sympathy Cards and Letters to the Hank Williams Family

  Dale Vinicur (2004)
 

Decca Hillbilly Discography 1927 - 1945

  Cary Ginell, Compiled By (1989)
 

Definitive Country - The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Country Music and its Performers

  Barry McCloud (with Others) (1995)
 

DeFord Bailey
A Black Star in Early Country Music

  David C. Morton
with Charles K. Wolfe (1993)
 

Devil's Box

  Charles K. Wolfe (1998)
 

Don't Get Above Your Raisin'
Country Music and the Southern Working Class

  Bill C. Malone (2002)
 

Doug Kershaw Song Book
Lou'siana Man

  Robin Nelson, Music Editor (1971)
 

Dust Bowl, the Bakersfield Sound and Buck

  Kathryn Burke (2007)
 

Eddy Arnold
I'll Hold You In My Heart

  Don Cusic (1997)
 

Eddy Arnold
Pioneer of the Nashville Sound

  Michael Streissguth (1997)
 

Eight Miles North ... One Mile East of Wroxton
The Smilin' Johnnie Story

  Smilin' Johnnie with Eleanor Dahl (2006)
 

Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music

  Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon (1969)
 

Encyclopedia of Popular Music

  Colin Larkin, Editor in chief (1992)
 

Entertainers Of Country Music

   (1978)
 

Ernest Tubb:
The Original E.T.

  Norma Barthel (1984)
 

Ernest Tubb
The Texas Troubadour

  Ronnie Pugh (1998)
 

Essential Hank Williams

  Tim Jones with Harold McAlindon and Richard Courtney (1996)
 

Everybody's Grandpa
Fifty Years Behind The Mike

  Louis M. Grandpa Jones
with Charles K. Wolfe (1984)
 

Everything You Wanted to Know about Songwriting
But Didn't Know Who To Ask

  Cliffie Stone with Joan Carol Stone (1992)
 

Exploring Roots Music: 25 Years of the JEMF Quarterly

  Editied & Introduced by Nolan Porterfield (2002)
 

Fiddler Of The Opry
The Howdy Forrester Story

  Gayel Pitchord (2008)
 

Fiddler's Curse
The Untold Story of Ervin T. Rouse, Chubby Wise, Johnny Cash, and The Orange Blossom Special (Revised and Updated)

  Randy Noles (2007)
 

Fiddlin' Charlie Bowman
An East Tennessee Old-Time Music Pioneer and His Musical Family

  Bob L. Cox (2007)
 

Fiddlin' Georgia Crazy
Fiddlin' John Carson, His Real Word, and the World of His Songs

  Gene Wiggins (1987)
 

Fifty (50) Years Down A Country Road

  Ralph Emery with Patsi Bale Cox (2000)
 

Fifty Years at the Grand Ole Opry

  Myron Tassin, Jerry Henderson, Minnie Pearl (1991)
 

Fifty Years Together: The Red Birds Remember

  Joe Taylor; Patty Corbett (2006)
 

Finding Her Voice
The Saga of Women in Country Music

  Mary A. Bufwack and Robert K. Oermann (1993)
 

Fireside Book Of Folk Songs

  Selected and Edited By Margaret Bradford Boni
Arranged for Piano by Norman Lloyd (1947)
 

First Generation of Country Music Stars
Biographies of 50 Artists Born Before 1940

  David Dicaire (2007)
 

Folk and Traditional Music of the American Continents

  Bruno Nettl (1965)
 

Folk Songs of North America

  Alan Lomax (1960)
 

Folk Songs Of The United States
California State Series

  Lillian Mohr Fox, Arranged By (1951)
 

Folks Songs Of The Southern United States

  Josiah H. Combs (1967)
 

For A Cowboy Has To Sing

  Joe Bob Tinsley (1991)
 

For The Record
Sun Records
An Oral History

  By John Floyd
Edited by Dave Marsh (1998)
 

Fred Rose And the Development of the Nashville Music Industry, 1942 - 1954

  John Woodruff Rumble (1980)
 

From the Bottom Up
The Stonewall Jackson Story

  Billy Henson (Compiled & Edited By) (1991)
 

Frontier Fiddler
The Life of an Arizona Pioneer

  Kenner Casteel Kartchner, Larry V. Shumway - (Editor) (1990)
 

Funny Business:
A Professional Guide to Becoming a Comic

  Ken Berryhill (1985)
 

George Jones:
I Lived to Tell It All

  George Jones, Tom Carter (1996)
 

George Jones:
The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend

  Bob Allen (1994)
 

Giants of Country Music

  Neil Haislop, Tad Lathrop; Harry Sumrall (1995)
 

Git Along, Little Dogies
Songs and Songmakers of the American West

  John I. White (1989)
 

Go, Cat, Go!

  Carl Perkins and David McGee (1996)
 

Golden Guitars
The Story of Country Music

  Irwin Stambler; Grelun Landon (1971)
 

Goldmine Country Western Record & CD Price Guide

  Fred Heggeness (1996)
 

Gospel Music Encyclopedia

  Robert Anderson (1979)
 

Grand Ole Opry

  Willam R. McDaniel and Harold Seligman (1952)
 

Grand Ole Opry

  Jack Hurst (1975)
 

Grand Ole Opry
The Complete Story of a Great
American Institution and Its Stars

  Chet Hagan (1989)
 

Grand Ole Opry
The Making Of An American Icon

  Colin Escott (2006)
 

Growing Up In Country Music

  Uncle Bob Hardy as told to Frank Love (0)
 

Hank Hung the Moon: . . .and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts

  Rheta Grimsley Johnson (2012)
 

Hank Snow Story

  Hank Snow, the Singing Ranger
with Jack Owenbey and Bob Burris (1994)
 

Hank Thompson My Side of Life: The Biography

  Warren Kice (2007)
 

Hank Williams Story

  Burton Odom; Mrs. Burton Odom (1974)
 

Hank Williams The Biography

  Colin Escott with George Merritt and William MacEwen (1994)
 

Hank Williams, So Lonesome

  Bill Koon (2002)
 

Hank Williams
Country Music's Tragic King

  Jay Caress (1979)
 

Hank Williams
Life To Legend

  Jerry Rivers
Edited By Thurston Moore (1967)
 

Hank Williams
Snapshots From The Lost Highway

  Colin Escott, Kira Florita
Foreword by Rick Bragg
Preface by Marty Stuart (2001)
 

Hank Williams
The Complete Lyrics

  Hank Williams, Don Cusic (Editor) (1993)
 

Happy Trails: Our Life Story

  Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Jane Stern, Michael Stern (1994)
 

Hawaiian Music and Musicians
An Illustrated History

  George S. Kanahele (1979)
 

Hawaiian Steel Guitar
And Its Great Musicians

  Lorene Ruymar (1996)
 

Hayloft Gang
The Story of the National Barn Dance

  Chad Berry, Editor (2008)
 

Haywire Mac and the Big Rock Candy Mountain

  Henry Young (1981)
 

He Stopped Loving Her Today: George Jones, Billy Sherrill, and the Pretty-Much Totally True Story of the Making of the Greatest Country Record of All Time

  Jack Isenhour (2011)
 

Heart Worn Memories
A Daughter's Personal Biography of Willie Nelson

  Susie Nelson (1987)
 

Heartaches by the Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles

  David Cantwell, Bill Friskics-Warren (2003)
 

Hell Bent for Music
The Life of Pee Wee King

  Wade Hall (1996)
 

High Lonesome
The American Culture of Country Music

  Cecelia Tichi (1994)
 

Hit the Glory Road!
Behind the Country Music Sound
A Grassroots Gospel

  Bobby Lord (1969)
 

Hollywood Corral

  Don Miller (1976)
 

Homegrown Music
Discovering Bluegrass

  Stephanie P. Ledgin (2004)
 

Honky Tonk Gospel
The Story of Sin and Salvation in Country Music

  Gene Edward Veith and Thomas L. Wilmeth (2001)
 

Honky Tonk Heroes
A Photo Album of Country Music

  Photos: Raeanne Rubenstein; Text: Peter McCabe (1975)
 

How Nashville Became Music City U.S.A.
50 Years of Music Row

  Michael Kosser (2006)
 

How Sweet The Sound
The Golden Age of Gospel

  Horace Clarence Byer (1995)
 

I Cannot Go Back

  Jimmy Snow with Jim and Marti Hefley
Introduction by Johnny Cash (1977)
 

I Fall To Pieces
The Music and the Life of Patsy Cline

  Mark Bego (1995)
 

I Love You A Thousand Ways: The Lefty Frizzell Story

  David Frizzell (2011)
 

I Saw The Light
The Gospel Life of Hank Williams

  Al Bock (1977)
 

I Walk the Glory Road
Redd Harper's Own Story

  Redd Harper (1957)
 

I Was There When It Happened
My Life With Johnny Cash

  Marshall Grant with Chris Zar (2006)
 

I Went Down To St. James Infirmary

  Robert W. Harwood (2008)
 

I've Been Everywhere: A Johnny Cash Chronicle

  Peter Lewry, Lou Robin (2001)
 

Illustrated History Of Country Music

  Patrick Carr, Editor (1979)
 

In Close Harmony
The Story of the Louvin Brothers

  Charles Wolfe (1996)
 

Inside Bluegrass
20 Years of Bluegrass Photography

  Becky Johnson (1998)
 

Inside Music City USA

  Teddy Bart (1970)
 

It All Happened in Renfro Valley

  Pete Stamper (1999)
 

It Was A Trip On Wings of Music

  Jerry Byrd (2003)
 

It's A Long Way From Chester County

  Eddy Arnold (1969)
 

Jazz of the Southwest
An Oral History of Western Swing

  Jean A. Boyd (1998)
 

Jim Reeves Story
Like A Moth To A Flame

  Michael Streissguth (1998)
 

Jim Reeves
Me & 'Mexican Joe'

  Mitchell Torok (2002)
 

Jimmie Davis
More Than Sunshine

  Kenny Gill
Edited by Robert Gentry and Patricia Martinez (2000)
 

Jimmie Rodgers

  Robert K. Krishef (1978)
 

Jimmie Rodgers' Life Story (Complete)

  Mrs. Jimmie (Carrie) Rodgers (1935)
 

Jimmie Rodgers
The Life and Times of America's Blue Yodeler

  Nolan Porterfield (1979)
 

Joel Whitburn's Top Country & Western Records 1949-1971

  Joel C. Whitburn (1972)
 

Johnny and Ann Rion Their Life and Times

  Hugh Daniel Rion (2003)
 

Johnny Cash and the Paradox
Of American Identity

  Leigh H. Edwards (2009)
 

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison

  Michael Streissguth (2004)
 

Johnny Cash Record Catalog

  John L. Smith (1994)
 

Johnny Cash Story

  George Carpozi, Jr. (1970)
 

Johnny Cash
Pop Culture Legends

  Sean Dolan (1996)
 

Johnny Cash
The Biography

  Michael Streissguth (2006)
 

Johnny Cash
The Life of an American Icon

  Stephen Miller (2003)
 

Joltin Jim: Jim McCoy’s Life in Country Music

  John Douglas (2007)
 

Ken Maynard The Fiddling Buckaroo

  Mario DeMarco (1979)
 

Kentucky Country

  Charles K. Wolfe (1982)
 

King of Country Music
The Life Story of Roy Acuff

  A.C. Dunkleberger (1971)
 

King of Western Swing
Bob Wills Remembered

  Rosetta Wills (1998)
 

Kitty Wells Country Kitchen Cook Book

  Kitty Wells (1964)
 

Lefty Frizzell:
The Honky-Tonk Life
Of Country Music's Greatest Singer

  Daniel Cooper (1995)
 

Legacy of the Blackwood Brothers

  Paul Davis (2001)
 

Legends of Country Guitar

  And Yoichi Arakawa John (1998)
 

Les Paul
An American Original

  Mary Alice Shaughnessy (1993)
 

Life and Times Of
Hank Williams

  Arnold Rogers & Bruce Gidoll (1993)
 

Life of Jimmie Rodgers Jimmie The Kid

  Mike Paris & Chris Comber (1977)
 

Life Story of Kitty Wells

  A.C. Dunkelburger (0)
 

Light Crust Doughboys Are on the Air: Celebrating Seventy Years of Texas Music

  John Mark Dempsey, Art Greenhaw (2002)
 

Linthead Stomp

  Patrick Huber (2008)
 

Little Miss Dynamite
The Life and Times of Brenda Lee

  Brenda Lee
with Robert K. Oermann and Julie Clay (2002)
 

Live Fast, Love Hard:
The Faron Young Story

  Diane Diekman (2007)
 

Live! At The Ozark Opry

  Dan William Peek (2010)
 

Lone Star Swing

  Duncan McLean (1998)
 

Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky-Tonk Angels
The Women of Barn Dance Radio

  Kristine M. McCusker (2007)
 

Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers

  David W. Johnson (2013)
 

Long Steel Rail
The Railroad in American Folksong

  Norm Cohen (2000)
 

Looking Back to See: A Country Music Memoir

  Maxine Brown (2005)
 

Lost Highway
Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians

  Peter Guarlnick (1979)
 

Lost Highway
The True Story of Country Music

  Colin Escott (2003)
 

Louisiana Hayride Years

  Horace Logan with Bill Sloan (1998)
 

Louisiana Hayride, Volume 1 (1948 - 1960)

   (0)
 

Louisiana Hayride, Volume 2 (1948 - 1960)

   (0)
 

Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music along the Red River

  Tracey E. W. Laird (2004)
 

Louisiana Music

  Rick Koster (2002)
 

Love Always, Patsy
Patsy Cline's Letters to a Friend

  Patsy Cline, Cindy Hazen, Mike Freeman (2000)
 

Lovesick Blues:
The Life of Hank Williams

  Paul Hemphill (2005)
 

Make Music While You Can: My Story

  Ramona Jones (2000)
 

Man Behind The Scenes
(Pappy) Neal McCormick & Hank Williams

  Juanealya McCormick Sutton (1987)
 

Man Called CASH:
The Life, Love and Faith of an American Legend

  Steve Turner (2004)
 

Man Comes Around
The Spiritual Journey Of Johnny Cash

  Dave Urbanski (2003)
 

Man In Black

  Johnny Cash (1975)
 

Many Tears Ago
The Life and Times of Jenny Lou Carson

  Jerry Langley and Arnold Rogers (2005)
 

Marijohn
Lord, Let Me Leave a Song

  Darryl E. Hicks (1978)
 

Maritime Music Greats
Fifty Years of Hits and Heartbreak

  Virginia Beaton and Stephen Pedersen (1992)
 

Marty Robbins
Fast Cars and Country Music

  Barbara J. Pruett (1991)
 

Meeting Jimmie Rodgers

  Barry Mazor (2009)
 

Memories From The Microphone
The Life Story of Bill Mack

  Bill Mack with Tom Carter (2001)
 

Merle Haggard
For The Record

  Merle Haggard, Tom Carter (1999)
 

Milton Brown and the Founding of Western Swing

  Cary Ginell (1994)
 

Minnie Pearl's Diary

  Minnie Pearl (1953)
 

Minnie Pearl
An Autobiography

  Minnie Pearl with Joan Dew (1980)
 

Minstrel of the Applachians
The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford

  Loyal Jones (1984)
 

Mountaineer Jamboree
Country Music in West Virginia

  Ivan Tribe (1984)
 

Mountains of Music

  John Lilly (1999)
 

Mr. Songman
The Slim Whitman Story

  Kenneth L. Gibble (1982)
 

Music City Babylon
Inside The World Of Country Music

  Scott Faragher (1992)
 

Music in Rural New England
Family and Community Life 1870-1940

  Jennifer C. Post (2004)
 

Music Of American Folk Song

  Ruth Crawford Seeger; Larry Polansky; Judith Tick (2001)
 

Music of Bill Monroe
Music In American Life

  Neil V. Rosenberg; Charles K. Wolfe (2007)
 

Music of the Louvin Brothers: Heaven's Own Harmony

  Thomas L. Wilmeth (1999)
 

My House of Memories
For The Record

  Merle Haggard with Tom Carter (1999)
 

My Husband, Jimmie Rodgers

  Carrie Rodgers (1975)
 

My Years With Bob Wills

  Al Stricklin with Jon McConal (1976)
 

Nashville Chrome

  Rick Bass (2010)
 

Nashville Sound

  Joli Jensen (1998)
 

Nashville Sound: Authenticity, Commercialization, and Country Music

  Joli Jensen (1998)
 

Nashville Wives

  Mrs. George Jones and Tom Carter (1998)
 

Nashville's Unwritten Rules: Inside the Business of Country Music

  Dan Daley (1999)
 

Nashville: Music City USA

  John Lomax III (1985)
 

Never Ending Revival
Rounder Records and the Folk Alliance

  Michael F. Scully (2008)
 

No One to Cry To
A Long, Hard Ride into the Sunset with Foy Willing of The Riders of the Purple Sage

  Sharon Lee Willing (2006)
 

Not Just A Sound
The Story of WLW

  Dick Perry (1971)
 

Not Too Old To Cut The Mustard
Jumping Bill Carlisle and Friends
Talk about His Life
In the Country Music Business

  Anita Capps (2000)
 

Old As The Hills
The Story of Bluegrass Music

  Steven D. Price (1975)
 

Old Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes

  Jeff Todd Titon (2001)
 

Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory

  R.P. Christeson (Compiled and Edited By) (1973)
 

Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory
Volume 2

  R.P. Christeson (Compiled and Edited by) (1984)
 

Old-Time Music Makers of New York State

  Simon J. Bronner (1987)
 

On The Air ... with John Lair

  Ann Lair Hendeson, Compiled and Annotated By (1998)
 

One Armed Banjo Player
Early Years of Country Music with Emory Martin

  Linda Lou Martin (1991)
 

One Step over the Line: The Authorized Waylon Jennings Recording History, 1958-1993

  John L. Smith (1995)
 

Opry Stars of the 60's and 70's

  Les Leverett, Photo Essay (0)
 

Orange Blossom Boys:
The Untold Story of Ervin T Rouse, Chubby Wise and the World's Most Famous Fiddle Tune

  Randy Noles
Foreword by Marty Stuart, John Hartford (2002)
 

Our Own Sweet Sounds: A Celebration Of Popular Music In Arkansas

  Robert Cochran (2005)
 

Our Values: Stories and Wisdom

  Dale Evans Rogers (1997)
 

Pat Buttram
The Rocking Chair Humorist

  Sandra Grabman (2006)
 

Patsy Montana:
The Cowboy's Sweetheart

  Patsy Montana, Jane Frost (2002)
 

Patsy
The LIfe and Times of Patsy Cline

  Margaret Jones (1999)
 

Pennsylvania Songs and Legends

  George Korson, Editor (1949)
 

Pickin' On Peachtree

  Wayne W. Daniel (1990)
 

Pictorial History Country Music Volume 1

  Edited and Produced by Thurston Moore (1969)
 

Pictorial History Country Music Volume 2

  Thurston Moore, Editor and Producer (1969)
 

Piute Pete's Down Home Square Dance Book

  Piute Pete (1977)
 

Play of a Fiddle
Traditional Music, Dance and Folklore in West Virginia

  Gerald Milnes (1999)
 

Playing By Heart
Leon Gibbs and the Millers Brothers Band

  Carroll Wilson (2003)
 

Please Pass the Biscuits Pappy

  Bill Crawford (2004)
 

Prairie Farmer and WLS
the Burridge D. Butler years

  James F. Evans (1969)
 

Prairie Nights To Neon Lights
The Story of Country Music in West Texas

  Joe Carr, Alan Munde (1996)
 

Pressing On
The Roni Stoneman Story

  Ellen Wright and Roni Stoneman (2007)
 

Pride
The Charley Pride Story

  Charley Pride with Jim Henderson (1994)
 

Proud to Be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California

  Peter La Chappelle (2007)
 

Public Cowboy No. 1
The Life and Times of Gene Autry

  Holly George-Warren (2007)
 

Radio's 'Kentucky Mountain Boy' Bradley Kincaid

  Loyal Jones (1988)
 

Ragged But Right
The Life & Times of George Jones

  Dolly Carlisle (1984)
 

Ramblin' Man
Short Stories From The Life of Hank Williams

  Brian Turpen (2007)
 

Ramblin' Man
The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie

  Ed Cray (2004)
 

Ramblin' Rose
The Life and Career of Rose Maddox

  Johnny Whiteside (1997)
 

Rambling Blues
The Life & Songs of Charlie Poole

  Kinney Rorrer (1982)
 

Reading Country Music: Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars

  Cecelia Tichi (1998)
 

Real Patsy Cline

  Doug Hall (1998)
 

Recordings Of Jimmie Roders: An Annotated Discography

  Johnny Bond (1978)
 

Rednecks and Bluenecks
The Politics of Country Music

  Chris Willman (2005)
 

Remembering Patsy

  Brian Mansfield (2003)
 

Remembering the Ozark Jubilee

  Reta Spears-Stewart with John Dilbeck (1993)
 

RFD

  Geroge B. German (0)
 

Riders Of The Range
The Sagebrush Heroes Of The Sound Screen

  Kalton C. Lahue (1973)
 

Ring of Fire
The Johnny Cash Reader

  Michael Streissguth (Editor) (2002)
 

River Of No Return
Tennessee Ernie Ford And The Woman He Loved

  Jeffrey Buckner Ford (2008)
 

Roadkill On The Three Chord Highway

  Colin Escott (2002)
 

Rough Mix
An Unapologetic Look At The Music Business And How It Got That Way

  Jimmy Bowen and Jim Jerome (1997)
 

Roy Acuff's Musical Collection At Opryland

  Douglas B. Green and George Gruhn (1982)
 

Roy Acuff's Nashville
The Life and Good Times of Country Music

  Roy Acuff with William Neely (1983)
 

Roy Acuff
The Smoky Mountain Boy

  Elizabeth Schlappi (1978)
 

Roy Clark
My Life In Spite of Myself

  Marc Eliot (1994)
 

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
It Was Always The Music

  Eric Van Hamersveld (2004)
 

Rubbin' Elbows

  Dick Deno (2002)
 

Rural Roots Of Bluegrass

  Wayne Erbsen (2003)
 

Saddle Serenaders

  Guy Logsdon, Mary Rogers, William Jacobson (1994)
 

San Antonio Rose
The Life and Music of Bob Wills

  Charles R. Townsend (1976)
 

Saturday Nights At The Opry With Daddy

  Libby Leverett-Crew (2003)
 

Seeds of Man

  Woody Guthrie (1976)
 

Settin' The Woods on Fire
Confessions of Hank's Steel Guitar Player

  Don Helms as told to Dale Vinicur (2005)
 

Sing a Sad Song
The Life of Hank Williams

  Roger M. Williams (1970)
 

Sing Me Back Home My Story By Merle Haggard

  Peggy J. Russell (1981)
 

Sing Me Back Home
Love, Death and Country Music

  Dana Jennings (2008)
 

Sing Your Heart Out Country Boy

  Dorothy Horstman (1975)
 

Singin' Fiddler of Lost Hope Hollow

  Jean Thomas (1938)
 

Singing Cowboy Stars
The Guys, The Gals, The Sidekicks

  Robert W. Phillips (1994)
 

Singing Cowboys and All That Jazz

  William W. Savage, Jr. (1983)
 

Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers: Southern Culture and the Roots of Country Music

  Bill C. Malone, Wayne Mixon (1993)
 

Singing In The Saddle
The History of the Singing Cowboy

  Douglas B. Green (2002)
 

Singing The Glory Down
Amateur Gospel Music in South Central Kentucky

  William Lynwood Montell (1991)
 

Sister Sunshine
The Martha Carson Story

  Walt Trott (2000)
 

Six Gun Heroes
A Price Guide To Movie Cowboy Collectibles

  Theodore L. Hake; Robert D. Cauler (1976)
 

Smile When You Call Me a Hillbilly:
Country Music's Struggle for Respectability, 1939-1954

  Jeffrey J. Lange (2004)
 

Smokey - The Legendary Life of Iowa's Mr. Country Music

  Terry Manley (2010)
 

So You Want To Be In Music

  Bob Ferguson; Jesse Burt (1970)
 

Songs and Southern Breezes
Country Folk and Country Ways

  Bob Copper (1973)
 

Songs From The Hills
An Intimate Look At Country Music

  Maria Von Matthiessen (1993)
 

Songs of Jimmie Rodgers
A Legacy In Country Music

  Jocelyn R. Neal (2009)
 

Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp

  John A. Lomax, Collector (1919)
 

Songs of the Cowboys

  N. Howard (Jack) Thorp (1966)
 

Songs That Lincoln Loved

  John Lair (1954)
 

Songs, Sung Red, White and Blue
The Stories Behind America's Best-Loved Patriotic Songs

  Ace Collins (2003)
 

Sons of the Pioneers

  Bill O'Neal and Fred Goodwin (2001)
 

Sounds of Cincinnati
(Images of America: Ohio )

  Randy McNutt (2007)
 

South to Louisiana
The Music of the Cajun Bayous

  John Broven (1983)
 

Southern Exposure

  Richard Carlin; Bob Carlin (2000)
 

Southern Folk Ballads - Volume 1
American Originals: A Heritage in Song and Story

  W.K. McNeil (Compiled and Edited by) (1987)
 

Southern Folk Ballads - Volume 2
Ballads-Stories in Song-of Murderers, of Mexican-Americans, of Cajuns, of the Supernatural, of Humor, and of Child-Heroes

  W.K. McNeil (Compiled and Edited by) (1988)
 

Southern Music American Music

  Bill C. Malone (1979)
 

Southwest Shuffle: Pioneers of Honky Tonk, Western Swing, and Country Jazz

  Rich Kienzle (2003)
 

Spins & Needles
The Bill Mack Story
By Radio's Midnight Cowboy

  Bill Mack (1971)
 

Square and Folk Dancing
A Complete Guide for Students, Teachers and Callers

  Hank Greene (1984)
 

Square Dance Fundamentals

  John W. Jones (1970)
 

Staging Tradition
John Lair and Sarah Gertrude Knott

  Michael Ann Williams (2006)
 

Stand By Your Man
An Autobiography

  Tammy Wynette with Joan Dew (1979)
 

Stars of Country Music, Uncle Dave Macon to Johnny Rodriguez

  Bill C. Malone, Judith McCulloh, Editors (1975)
 

Statler Brothers Discography

  Alice Y. Holtin (Author) (1997)
 

Still In Love With You
The Story of Hank & Audrey Williams

  Lycrecia Williams and Dale Vinicur (1989)
 

Stonemans: An Appalachian Family and the Music That Shaped Their Lives

  Ivan M. Tribe (1993)
 

Stories Behind Country Music's All Time Greatest Songs

  Ace Collins (1996)
 

Storm Over Nashville
A Case Against Modern Country Music

  Everett J. Corbin (1980)
 

Story Behind the Hank Williams Commemorative Stamp

  Beecher O'Quinn (2005)
 

Story of Paul Bigsby
Father Of The Modern Electric Solidbody Guitar

  Andy Babiuk (2008)
 

String Bands in the North Carolina Piedmont

  Bob Carlin (2004)
 

Stutterin' Boy
The Autobiography of Mel Tillis

  Mel Tillis, Walter Wager (1984)
 

Sunday Morning Memories

  Don Reid; Harold Reid (2004)
 

Sunshine and Shadow
Jan Howard: My Story

  Jan Howard (1987)
 

Tennessee Ernie Ford's
Book of Favorite Hymns

  Tennessee Ernie Ford (1962)
 

Tennessee Strings
The Story of Country Music In Tennessee

  Charles K. Wolfe (1989)
 

Tex Ritter Story

  Johnny Bond (1976)
 

Tex Ritter: America's Most Beloved Cowboy

  Bill O'Neal (1998)
 

Texas Dance Halls:
A Two-Step Circuit

  Gail Folkins (author); Andy Wilkinson (editor) (2007)
 

Texas Signs On
The Early Days of Radio and Television

  Richard Schroeder (1998)
 

That Half-Barbaric Twang
The Banjo in American Popular Culture

  Karen Linn (1994)
 

That's The Truth If I've Ever Told It
Bashful Brother Oswald
The Life and Times of Roy Acuff's Right-Hand Man

  Peggy & Mike McCloud (1994)
 

The Life and Times of J.D. Sumner: The World's Lowest Bass Singer

  Bob Terrell (2009)
 

The No-Inch Screen
Forty Years of Broadcasting

  Milton C. Dickey (1981)
 

The Original Goober
The Life and Times of James G. Buchanan

  James G. Buchanan; Ruth White (2004)
 

The Statler Bros.
Random Memories

  Harold Reid; Don Reid (2008)
 

The Stonemans: An Appalachian Family and the Music That Shaped Their Lives

  Ivan M. Tribe (1993)
 

These Shoes Are Killin' Me
The Duke of Paducah's Joke Book

  Duke of Paducah (Whitey Ford) (1947)
 

Thirty Years of Sausage, Fifty Years of Ham
Jimmy Dean's Own Story

  Donna Meade Dean and Jimmy Dean (2004)
 

Three Chords and the Truth
Hope, Heartbreak, and Changing Fortunes in Nashville

  Laurence Leamer (1997)
 

To Live's Not To Fly - The Ballad of the Late Great Townes Van Zandt

  John Kruth (2007)
 

Tommy Hunter
My Story

  Tommy Hunter with Liane Heller (1985)
 

Tougher'n A Boot

  Buster Jenkins (2002)
 

Traditional Musicians of the Central Blue Ridge: Old Time, Early Country, Folk and Bluegrass Label Recording Artists, With Discographies

  Marty McGee (2000)
 

Traveling the High Way Home: Ralph Stanley and the World of Traditional Bluegrass Music

  John Wright (1995)
 

Traveling the Highway Home
Ralph Stanley and the World
Of Traditional Bluegrass Music

  John Wright (1993)
 

True Adventures with the King of Bluegrass
Jimmy Martin

  Tom Piazza, Marty Stuart - foreword (1999)
 

True Life Stories about 'The Voice' Vern Gosdin

  Dr. Gerald Murray (2007)
 

Truth Is Stranger Than Publicity
Alton Delmore's Autobiography

  Alton Delmore (1977)
 

Tune-In Again Uncle Mal's Second Story Book

  Malcolm Claire (1940)
 

Tune-In Tales Uncle Mal's Own Story Book

  Malcolm Claire (1939)
 

Twentieth Century Drifter The Life of Marty Robbins

  Diane Diekman (2012)
 

Two Dollars At The Door
Folk, Ethnic and Bluegrass Music In The Northwest

  Wilma Grand Chalmers (1981)
 

Unbroken Circle: A Quotable History of the Grand Ole Opry

  Randall Bedwell (Editor) (1999)
 

Uncloudy Days
The Gospel Music Encyclopedia

  Bil Carpenter (2005)
 

Universal-international Westerns, 1947-1963
The Complete Filmography

  Gene Blottner (2007)
 

Vernon Dalhart
First Star of Country Music

  Jack Palmer
Discography by Robert Olson
Foreword by Hank Thompson (2005)
 

View From Nashville

  Ralph Emery with Patsi Bale Cox (1999)
 

Virginia's Blues, Country and Gospel Recordings 1902-1943
An Annotated Discorgraphy

  Kip Lornell (1989)
 

Voice of Southern Labor
Radio, Music, and Textile Strikes, 1929-1934

  Vincent J. Roscigno and William F. Danaher (2004)
 

Watermelon Wine
The Spirit of Country Music

  Frye Gaillard (1978)
 

Waylon
A Biography

  R. Serge Denisoff (1983)
 

Waylon
An Autobiography

  Lenny Kaye, Waylon Jennings (1996)
 

WBT Briarhoppers
Eight Decades of a Bluegrass Band Made For Radio

  Tom Warlick and Lucky Warlick (2007)
 

We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mil
An Oral History

  Jean A. Boyd (2003)
 

When the Fiddle Was King

  Ron Yule (2006)
 

Whiskey River (Take My Mind)
The True Story of Texas Honky-Tonk

  Johnny Bush with Rick Mitchell (2007)
 

Whisperin' Bill
An Autobiography

  Bill Anderson (1989)
 

Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music from Hank Snow to The Band

  Jason Schneider (2009)
 

Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing and Other Songs Cowboys Sing

  Guy Logsdon (1995)
 

Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Country Music In America

  Paul Kingsbury and Alanna Nash (editors) (2006)
 

Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
The Carter Family and Their Legacy in American Music

  Mark Zwonitzer, Charles Hirshberg (Contributor) (2002)
 

Willie Nelson: Lyrics 1957-1994

  Don Cusic, Editor (1995)
 

Willie
An Autobiography

  Willie Nelson with Bud Shrake (1988)
 

Wings Of The Dove
The Story Of Gospel Music In America

  Lois S. Blackwell; Intro by Brock Speer (1978)
 

Winners Got Scars Too
The Life and Legends of Johnny Cash

  Christopher S. Wren (1973)
 

With Fiddle and Well-Rosined Bow
Old-Time Fiddling in Alabama

  Joyce H. Cauthen (1989)
 

Women of Country Music
A Reader

  Charles K. Wolfe and James K. Akenson, Editors (2003)
 

Wonderful Life and Times of
Bud Moore and His
Hillsdale Hillbillies

  John Moore (2005)
 

Woody Guthrie
A Life

  Joe Klein (1980)
 

Woody, Cicso & Me

  Jim Longhi (1997)
 

Workin' Man Blues
Country Music in California

  Gerald W. Haslam (1999)
 

Working Girl Blues
The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens

  Hazel Dickens and Bill C. Malone (2008)
 

Y'All Come

  Arlie Duff (1983)
 

Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo:
The History of Yodeling Around The World

  Bart Plantenga (2004)
 

You Are My Sunshine

  Gus Weill (1987)
 

You Gotta Be Bad Before You Can Be Good

  Cliffie Stone with Joan Carol Stone; Victor Muschetto (Photographer) (1999)
 

You Wrote My Life
Lyrical Themes in Country Music

  Edited by Melton A. McLaurin; Richard A. Peterson (1992)
 

You're So Cold I'm Turnin' Blue
Guide To The Greatest In Country Music

  Martha Hume (1982)
 

Your Cheatin' Heart
A Biography of Hank Williams

  Chet Flippo (1985)
 

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