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Published: 01 February 2012

640 Pages | 386 illustrations

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780195395631

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The Encyclopedia of Country Music

Second Edition

Compiled by The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, General Editors: Michael McCall, John Rumble, and Paul Kingsbury
Foreword by Vince Gill

  • Over 1,200 entries on the important figures, trends, and forms of country music
  • Thoroughly updated, with hundreds of new artists profiled and new essays on the digital evolution and politics of country music
  • With a foreword by Grammy-winning artist Vince Gill
  • A vivid photographic insert displays some of the most interesting album art since the dawn of country music
  • Winner of numerous awards, including the Best Reference Award from the Popular Culture Association National Book Award

New to this Edition:

  • Hundreds of new artists profiled, including Keith Urban and Taylor Swift
  • Entries throughout thoroughly revised and updated with the latest information
  • Two new essays, on the politics of country music and the digital revolution