The Ten Essential Books About Country Music
I first experienced many of these titles while doing research for my own, music-based novel, Twisted Roads.
Along the way, I discovered the stories behind the country entertainers we love are just as compelling as their music.
Each book on this list brings those fascinating tales alive in their own unique way.
These 10 books are essential reading for any dedicated country music fan.
This book tells the story of the humble beginnings of country music's most enduring and iconic venue - the Grand Ole Opry. Wolfe entertains while he educates, revealing to us an Opry that didn't just happen by accident, but rather by intelligent planning and diligent work.
Aside from being one hell of a musician and entertainer, Steve Earle is also an accomplished fiction writer. This novel takes an obscure bit of history surrounding Hank Williams' death and fleshes out a what-if story based upon the angry ghost of Hank and a young Mexican girl who has the power to heal.
Kinky Friedman and many others.