Country music is a form of popular music which originated from
the southeastern or western United States. It's lyrics depict the
trials and successes of everyday life.
- Cash, June Carter. Among My Klediments. Grand Rapids,
MI: Zondervan Pub. House, 1981.
- An autobiography of an important member of the "first family of
country music" which details her experiences in southwest Virginia,
being married to Jonny Cash, and finally being a grandmother and
lifelong country artist. Told in the colorful style in which she
writes her songs. Lilly -- CALL NUMBER: 784.092 C338, A523,
- Lynn, Loretta with George Vecsey. Coal Miner's
Daughter. Chicago, IL: Regnery, 1976
- An autobiography of the "Queen of country music" which tells
the story of her life in her backwoods Appalachia home to the Grand
Ole Opry and super stardom. With eight plates and other
illustrations. Made into a feature film of the same name in 1980
starring Sissy Spacek who got an Academy Award for her portrayal of
Lynn. Lilly -- CALL NUMBER: 784.092 L989, L869, 1976
- Cline, Patsy, 1932-1963. The Patsy Cline Story.
Universal City, CA: MCA Records, 1988.
- 24 tracks and sleeve notes containing a biographical sketch and
photos of this revered artist, this disc is an excellent
introduction to her work. A representative sample of this emotive
singer who came to a tragic end in a plane crash in 1963. Music
Media Center -- CALL NUMBER: CD 1574
- Country Girls Sing Country Songs. RCA Camden CAL 959,
- Solo performances by Connie Smith, Skeeter Davis, Kitty Wells,
Dottie West, and other pioneering women country singers. With
program notes and illustrations. Lilly A-V Sound disc -- CALL
- Dreadful memories: the Life of Sarah Ogan Gunning.
Whitesburg, KY: Appalshop Films, 1988.
- A color and black and white video produced, directed, and
edited by a woman (Mimi Pickering) which assembles reminiscences by
fellow musicians, friends, and relatives of events in this
country/folk singer's life. There is also footage of Gunning
performing her own songs. Lilly A-V Video cassette -- CALL NUMBER: