• The History of Country Music

  • Where Did Country Music Come From?
  • By: Lynette Barton
  • Narrated by: Hairl Hensley
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-06-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Readio Theatre, LLC
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Country music grew up in the mountains of Appalachia, in the cotton fields of Georgia and Mississippi, the car and truck plants in Detroit, and in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. It was - and is - the music of the people. Hairl Hensley tells of Jimmy Rodgers and the Carter Family; of Bob Wills and Ernest Tubb, whose music played in honky tonks...and Roy Acuff , whose music was heard in Madison Square Garden; of the Girls of the Golden West, but also of Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. It all started on June 14, 1923, when Fiddlin’ John Carson played “The Old Hen Cackled"....
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5 out of 5 stars
By R. Smith on 01-13-17

Excellent summary of Country music in the USA

A lot of information in a relatively short presentation. This is a history of many important milestones in the popularization of country music. It's not an academic piece that goes back to the roots music of immigrants. It's more about the show biz and recording aspect that we are familiar with. For an audio book less than two hours long, it's packed with well organized information.

The performance is superb. The narrator is great. The background music makes it even more engaging.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Stephen Halstead - The Leptonian on 04-26-13

The History of Country Music in Words

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Maybe not for those in the USA, but I enjoyed The History of Country Music. I like country music and found this history to be entertaining and informative. The background music is generic and therefore it doesn't detract you from the story. If you enjoy country music give it a try but don't expect a block-busting epic.

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