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eBook Country Music Changed My Life: Tales of Tough Times and Triumph from Country's Legends ePub

by Ken Burke

  • ISBN: 1556525958
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Ken Burke
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press (November 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 356
  • ePub book: 1752 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1657 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 736

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Brenda Lee explains how her childhood singing gift raised her entire family out of dire poverty, and Pat Boone speaks about the spiritual influence of his father-in-law, Red Foley. Barbara Pittman talks about her childhood friendship with Elvis Presley, while Little Jimmy Dickens divulges how Hank Williams came to write a song for him and why he never recorded it.

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So, when asked if I’d like to write a book entitled Country Music Changed My Life, my gut response was, Hell, yeah

One way or another, country music has insinuated itself so completely into my world that I cannot imagine life without it. I was raised in the downriver area of southeastern Michigan, where country music was part of the soundtrack of my youth. My sister’s record collection included singles by the Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson, Brenda Lee, and Elvis Presley, who infused country with the catchy big beat of early rock ’n’ roll. So, when asked if I’d like to write a book entitled Country Music Changed My Life, my gut response was, Hell, yeah. I’ve been in training for it all my life.

My Life : Tales of Tough Times and Triumph from Country's Legends. of redemption, inspiration, and heartache related to the music that shaped their lives.

Country Music Changed My Life : Tales of Tough Times and Triumph from Country's Legends. Brenda Lee explains how her childhood singing gift raised her entire family out of dire poverty, and Pat Boone speaks about the spiritual influence of his father-in-law, Red Foley.

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Tales of Tough Times and Triumph from Country's Legends. inspiration, and heartache related to the music that shaped their lives.

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Country Music Changed My Life: Tales of Tough Times and Triumph from Country's Legends.

In this book based on new interviews, some of country music's greatest stars share personal moments of redemption, inspiration, and heartache related to the music that shaped their lives. Brenda Lee explains how her childhood singing gift raised her entire family out of dire poverty, and Pat Boone speaks about the spiritual influence of his father-in-law, Red Foley. Barbara Pittman talks about her childhood friendship with Elvis Presley, while Little Jimmy Dickens divulges how Hank Williams came to write a song for him and why he never recorded it. Mickey Gilley talks about gladly living in, then gladly escaping, the shadow of his cousin Jerry Lee Lewis, and Hank Thompson reveals how his background in electrical engineering helped revolutionize country music. More stories from Glen Campbell, Don Williams, Johnny Legend, Chris Hillman, and many others explain the inspiration and effect of country music in their lives.

Comments

Purebinder Purebinder
I read biographies almost exclusively, and to find several folk in one book is nice. However, some of these people were merely "attached" to the people Mr. Burke was profiling. It's kind of like the line from SpongeBob: "I knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy..." That was something I didn't care for-unsubstantiated things being put forth.

However, I will thank Mr. Burke for prompting me to purchase "Unconquered" the story of Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, and Mickey Gilley. (See my review of that book...)

All in all this was kind of like drinking a warm soda on a hot day-yeah your thirst is somewhat quenched, but not really.
Karon Karon
What makes this book so unusually genuine is that the it is primarily the experiences, thoughts and feelings of the country artists interviewed. I found it compelling.
Ndav Ndav
This book of short bios reads like a newspaper, and I say that as a compliment. The writing is easy-to-digest and prsents facts without a lot of editorializing. What's more like all respectable reporters, Mr. Burke has the good sense to stay out of the way of his subjects' point of view.

These are character portraits for today's generation, those of us who've come to rely on USA Today's "McStory" format of concise data, "I'm busy; gimme the facts." I enjoyed the sampler of such diverse talents whose impact spans history, gender, and stylistic approaches.

It's rather doubtful, if wishful thinking, but a Volume Two would certainly be worth my time and interest. Mr. Burke, howsabout another go featuring new performers? Your readers are waiting.
Modar Modar
"Country Music Changed My Life" is one of several text books we are using for our History of Country Music class at Appalachian State. You read short bio's of numerous legends of country music and their humble beginnings. Several artists who started in rock and roll but always had a yearning and love for country music, you observe their struggles with contracts and record companies as they change to the music they love. Conway Twitty is a major example. Ken shares personal stories of his life growing up, the tragedies he faced, and how country music surrounded and saturated his life. This book is well written, and easy to read.
Dangerous Dangerous
Ken Burke has been a writer and reviewer of music since 1984 for many publications, including my 'OUTER SHELL'. With his first book, he presents the lives of country/rock-a-billy/Rock artists with first-hand interviews. It is a brilliant inside-look into their lives, and extremely well written. It also provides new revelations into the rise of such artists as The Jordanaires, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mickey Gilley, Jerry Lee Lewis; and others.

No matter what type of music you are into, this book provides a fascinating read into the doings of past musical history and its

'doings' of its time. >>> A fun and informative read.
Ienekan Ienekan
I always had a fondness for Pat Boone and his clan, so I picked up this book with his picture on the cover. Inside was so much more. Interesting stories from a wide variety of characters from Glen Campbell (who has a reminiscence about "country food" that is hilariously sick) to Dr. Demento (who has a gentle fondness for "real people's music") plus stories of wild men like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Legend. AND wilder women.... Fascinating and enjoyable. An unexpected treat!