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From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music
The Inspirational Stories behind 101 of Your Favorite Country Songs

Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Randy Rudder. Foreword by Ken Kragen.

Published by Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC

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Chicken soup for the soul : country music : the inspirational stories behind 101 of your favorite country songs/[compiled by] Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, [and] Randy Rudder ; foreword by Ken Kragen.

 p. : ill. ; cm.

A collection of 101 stories written by famous country songwriters and singers about the genesis of their hit songs and their personal stories, often never told before, about the lyrics for their award-winning hit songs.
ISBN: 978-1-935096-67-2
eISBN-13: 978-1-61159-190-3

1. Lyric writing (Popular music)--Literary collections. 2. Lyric writing (Popular music)--Anecdotes. 3. Country music--History and criticism--Literary collections. 4. Country music--History and criticism--Anecdotes. I. Canfield, Jack, 1944- II. Hansen, Mark Victor. III. Rudder, Randy. IV. Kragen, Kenneth. V. Title: Country music

PN6071.M87 C455 2011
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