The country music story

a picture history of country and western music. by Shelton, Robert

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Co. in Indianapolis

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  • Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.,
  • Music -- United States -- History and criticism.,
  • Popular music -- United States -- Discography.,
  • Country music -- History and criticism.

Edition Notes

StatementPhotos. by Burt Goldblatt.
LC ClassificationsML2811 .S5
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p.
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16510201M
LC Control Number65025655

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  It’s scarcely less exhaustive: At hours spread across eight episodes, Country Music distills interviews, more than hours of archival clips, and , still photos into a story as.   caught up with Ken Burns for a wide-ranging conversation about his new PBS documentary, 'Country Music' and also talked about class, race, and yes, Lil Nas X.

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