Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels: The Pioneers of Country and Western Music

Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels: The Pioneers of Country and Western Music

by Holly George-Warren, Laura Levine

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Discover the surprising beginnings and humble origins of the charismatic pioneers who helped shape the country-and-western scene into the influential musical empire it is today.

Included among this collection of legends are Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, and more unforgettable people who changed the face of music forever!

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ISBN-13: 9780547349503
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/10/2006
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Holly George-Warren is an award-winning writer, editor, producer, and music consultant. She has contributed to more than two dozen books about rock and roll, including The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock, and The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll. She’s also written for the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Journal of Country Music, and Rolling Stone. Ms. George-Warren lives in upstate New York with her family. Visit her online at www.hollygeorgewarren.com.

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Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels: The Pioneers of Country and Western Music 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MerryMary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ostensibly a children's book, but the text is definitely intended for the older reader. The simple child-like drawings make for an uncomplicated format that is appealing - although photos would have been nice.The artists chosen for inclusion are truly pioneers and forerunners of today's country music scene. The style and appeal of Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, Bill Munroe, Hank Williams, and the Carter Family - just to name a very few - still exert a powerful influence on current country musicians. I am, in fact, a country music fan and I enjoyed the stories of these artists. Each mini-biography is a page long, but contains a great deal of information concerning each person's beginnings in the industry, development of style, influences on other artists, and later life. I enjoyed it a lot.