This is a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of country music. Based on the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the book contains over 1000 entries covering musicians, bands, songwriters, producers and record labels which have made a significant impact on the development of country music. It brings together people such as Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and Jimmie Rogers and the influence of Patsy Cline and Hank Williams and more recent figures such as Mary-Chapin Carpenter and LeAnn Rimes. Each entry offers information such as dates, career facts, discography and album ratings.Johns deliberately geared the albuma#39;s sound towards American radio, and it became Griffitha#39;s biggest seller. ... it failed to attract country audiences, although it reached the album chart in the UK, where she had regularly toured since 1987. ... Late Night Grande Hotel was produced by the British team of Rod Argent and Peter Van Hook, and again included a duet ... An accomplished mandolinist, Grisman forged his reputation on the mid-60s US bluegrass circuit as a member of severalanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Virgin Encyclopedia of Country Music|
|Publisher||:||Virgin Pub - 1998|