By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Randy Rudder
416 Pages (Paperback)
Date Published: May 3, 2011
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Songs tell a story, and now many of country music’s most famous singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence, and background, and when and why they wrote their most famous songs, in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music. The book also includes great photos of the songwriters and all of the lyrics. A great gift for anyone who loves country music!
Foreword by Randy Rudder, a country music journalist.
First off let me say I am not a country music fan, but as someone who loves to read non-fiction this book is great! “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music” features 101 stories told by the writes of popular country songs. They include how the writer thought of the song, how the artist acted/felt about recording it, history of the song in general and more. It was actually really interesting to read these stories and for someone who really appreciates country music and knows the songs. I do like country artists like Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Johnny Cash and all of them have stories in there. There is a great story too based on the song “Live Like You Were Dying” which was recorded by Tim McGraw. The writers of the song passed the song to him not knowing that Tim rides bulls and that his father was actually dying at the time, Tim decided to record the song anyway since it was actually what he was going through. Oh and at the end of the 2-3 page story of each song, there is even a snippet of the song/chorus.
BUY IT: You can find Chicken Soup for the Soul books at your local bookstore or at Amazon.You can also check out the Chicken Soup for the Soul website for more information and you can even submit your own stories there!
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