Item description for Behind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain: Tales of Romance and Tragedy by Grand Ole Opry & Robert K. Oermann...
Overview Shares the personal stories of country music stars, including the romance between Johnny Cash and June Carter, the Christmas day death of Willie Nelson's son, and the rumor of an "Opry Curse."
Publishers Description The Grand Ole Opry has been home to the greatest legends of country music for over eighty years, and in that time it has seen some of conutry music's most dramatic stories unfold. We'll hear of the great love stories ranging from Johnny Cash and June Carter in the 1960s to Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, who married in 2005. We'll get the truth of the tragedies that led to the loss of three stars all in the same month, starting the rumor of the "Opry Curse." We'll learn how after being stabbed, shot, and maimed, Trace Adkins calls his early honky-tonk years "combat country," and we'll find inspiration from DeFord Bailey, an African American harmonica player in 1927 crippled by childhood polio who rose to fame as one of the first Opry stars. Our hearts will break for Willie Nelson, who lost his only son on Christmas Day, and soar for Amy Grant and Vince Gill, who found true love. Based on over 150 firsthand interviews with the stars of The Grand Ole Opry, these are stories that tell the heart of country--the lives that are lived and inspire the songs we love.
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Studio: Center Street
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.5" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2009
Publisher Center Street
ISBN 1931722897 ISBN13 9781931722896
Availability 0 units.
More About Grand Ole Opry & Robert K. Oermann
Dubbed "the dean of Nashville's entertainment journalists," Robert K. Oermann writes two weekly columns for Music Row magazine and has been published in more than 100 other national periodicals. His seven books to date include the award-winning Finding Her Voice and A Century of Country. He has penned liner notes for more than 100 albums and boxed-set productions, and has scripted and/or directed television specials and documentaries for CMT, CBS, PBS, the BBC, TBS, TNN and others. He is the chairman of the country committee for the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and serves on the Hall of Fame and awards committees for the Country Music Association (CMA).
Reviews - What do customers think about Behind The Grand Ole Opry Curtain?
Behind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain Nov 30, 2009
Quick shipping, excellent product. Just as advertised. I'm sure it will make a hit when opened!
Interesting Book Oct 5, 2009
I learned alot about the Opry from this book. Its filled more with tragedy than romance. Have a box of kleenex's ready!
Pay attention to the people behind the curtain Jun 8, 2009
Expertly written by Robert K. Oermann, Behind The Opry Curtain is basically a collection of biographical sketches of various members of the Grand Ole Opry cast. Somewhere in each story the author relates the important role the Opry played in that particular artist's career development. If you're a long-time Country music fan, you may have heard many of these stories before, but it's still nice to have them all together in one volume. For new fans of the genre hoping to discover more about the Opry or it's stars, this book provides the perfect starting point.
Great Author, Great Book Mar 2, 2009
I was honored to meet the author and impressed with his integrity and knowledge. I give tours at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and this book is a great resource for interesting facts.
A must for Country music lovers Feb 12, 2009
I loved this book! This is an absolute must read for country music lovers.