In our pursuit of specality best books lists, we discovered Country Music TV’s Web site has picked it’s favorites of 2007. Perhaps demonstrating how far country has come, three of the titles are from university presses.
Two are from the University of Illinois Press’s “Music in American Life” series:
Havighurst, Craig. Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City, University of Illinois Press (Sept. 27, 2007), Hdbk, $29.95.
Diekman, Diane. Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story, University of Illinois Press, (Aug 13, 2007), Hdbk, $29.95
And, from Oxford University Press:
Russell, Tony, Country Music Originals: The Legends and the Lost, Oxford University Press, Hdbk, (Oct. 9, 2007), $29.95
The article notes that “Book choices are relatively sparse this holiday season for those who like country music only” and the other seven choices are well-represented in libraries.