This illustrated A-Z guide covers more than 700 country music artists, groups, and bands. Articles also cover specific genres within country music as well as instruments used. Written in a lively, engaging style, the entries not only outline the careers of country music's greatest artists, they provide an understanding of the artist's importance or failings, and a feeling for his or her style. Select discographies are provided at the end of each entry, while a bibliography and indexes by instrument, musical style, genre, and song title round out the work.
For a full list of entries, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary website.
'High remarks for inclusiveness ... Included here are more than 700 insightful, alphabetical entries on some of the major subgenres of country music as well as informative and entertaining biographical sketches ... Recommended especially for school and public libraries looking for a current, not-too-scholarly, single-volume biographical reference.' - Library Journal