The Little Book of Country: The music’s history, hits, and heartaches


Everything you wanted to know about country, from the men and women who put the music on the map, to the genres, guitars and history, to the greatest hits of all time.

From the early beginnings of bluegrass, cowboys and Aussie bush balladeers through to modern stars like Shania Twain and Keith Urban, this little book covers key people, music styles and moments in country history. Enjoy folky wisdom from those who have written so movingly about heartbreak and hard times. Discover who plays a Gibson Les Paul and who prefers a Fender Telecaster. Learn the difference between Nashville sound and Bakersfield.

So put on your Stetson, step into the line dance, and embrace your inner country-loving cowboy. Yee haw.