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The definitive story of how three country music legends--Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson--changed music in NashvilleBy the late 1960s, young people from all over the country were streaming into Nashville, Tennessee. The city was the center of the booming country music industry and home to what was known as the Nashville Sound, characterized by slick production and an increasingly overused formula.But three trailblazing artists would soon rock the foundations of Nashville's music business. Tapping into the burgeoning underground scene and the traditions of civil rights leaders and antiwar protestors, Waylon, Willie, and Kris resisted Nashville's music-making machine and forged their own paths, creating music that was more personal, not easily categorized, and in the vein of rock acts of the time.Drawing on extensive research and probing interviews with Kris Kristofferson, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Cowboy Jack Clement, and others, Michael Streissguth brings to life an incredible chapter in musical history and reveals for the first time a surprising outlaw zeitgeist in Nashville. Outlaw is a fascinating glimpse into three of the most legendary artists of our times.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Michael Streissguth
HC 360
ISBN 9780062038197
Antall sider 297 Dimensjoner 16,4cm x 23,2cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 340 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd


"Streissguth goes widescreen with this look at the social and musical ferment that produced the Seventies outlaw-country movement--a transformational break from the past that brought the post-hippie singer-songwriter ethos to superstraight Music Row. He skillfully portrays Sixties Nashville's studio politics and their gradual loosening up, alongside a city where post-Sixties social change took its time arriving." - Rolling Stone "Offers a look at the how the 'outlaw' music of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson shook up Nashville in the late '60s and '70s. . . . Author Streissguth has country music bona fides: He also wrote Johnny Cash: The Biography." - USA Today "A riveting look at how how three Texans joined forces to liberate Nashville from its company-town ways in the 1970s. It is a small group portrait, tightly focused and well told by Michael Streissguth." - The Wall Street Journal "Outlaw is an entertaining, authoritative account of Nashville's rebel years." - popmatters.com "In this compulsively readable book, music historian Streissguth describes the contrast between the staid Nashville music scene of the late '60s and early '70s, and the dynamic new music filtering into the city from Los Angeles (Emmylou Harris), Texas (Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings), and South Carolina (Marshall Chapman)." - Publishers Weekly

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