Kentucky Country: Folk and Country Music of Kentucky (Hardcover)

Kentucky Country: Folk and Country Music of Kentucky By Charles K. Wolfe Cover Image

Kentucky Country: Folk and Country Music of Kentucky (Hardcover)


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Kentucky Country is a lively tour of the state's indigenous music, from the days of string bands through hillbilly, western swing, gospel, bluegrass, and honkey-tonk to through the Nashville Sound and beyond. Through personal interviews with many of the living legends of Kentucky music, Charles K. Wolfe illuminates a fascinating and important area of American culture. The list of country music stars who hail from Kentucky is a long and glittering one. Red Foley, Bill Monroe, Loretta Lynn, Tom T. Hall, the Judds, Dwight Yaokum, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ricky Skaggs, John Michael Montgomery, and Keith Whitely -- all these and many others have called Kentucky home. Kentucky Country is the story of these stars and dozens more. It is also the story of many Kentucky musicians whose contributions have been little known or appreciated, and of those collectors, promoters, and entrepreneurs who have worked behind the scenes to bring Kentucky music to national attention.

The late Charles K. Wolfe (1943-2006) was professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University.

Product Details ISBN: 9780813114682
ISBN-10: 0813114683
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: December 1st, 1982
Pages: 224
Language: English