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  • • RolandNote.com was built to provide the ultimate country music reference for music professionals, country radio, the entertainment media and music fans. Creator Tom Roland has spent more than 25 years writing about music and has collected a huge amount of the material from interviews and from the streams of publicity materials provided by record companies, artist reps and music organizations in the course of doing business. The site represents a vast body of knowledge housed in the community of people and companies whose reporting and information gathering have preserved Country's deep heritage and will continue to document the genre in its future evolutions.

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    • Books (Page 1):
    • Bob Allen; George Jones: The Saga Of An American Singer; Dolphin Doubleday
    • Ellis Amburn; Buddy Holly: A Biography; St. Martin's Press
    • Bill Anderson; Whisperin' Bill; Longstreet Press
    • Gene Autry with Mickey Herskowitz; Back In The Saddle Again; Doubleday
    • Tony Bacon & Barry Moorhouse; The Bass Book; GPI Books
    • Keith Badman; The Beach Boys: The Definitive Diary Of America's Greatest Band On Stage And In The Studio; Backbeat Books
    • Olan Bassham; Lester Flatt: Baron Of Bluegrass; Browning Printing Service
    • Rick Baumgartner; Billy Ray Cyrus: A Photographic Scrapbook; Blue Acorn
    • Mark Bego; I Fall To Pieces: The Music And The Life Of Patsy Cline; Adams
    • Mark Bego; Vince Gill: An Unauthorized Biography And Musical Appreciation Of The Country Superstar; Renaissance Books
    • Judy Berryhill and Frances Mitchell Meeker; Country Sunshine; Eggman
    • Tim Biracree; The Country Music Almanac; Prentice Hall
    • Johnny Bond; Reflections: The Autobiography Of Johnny Bond; The John Edwards Memorial Foundation
    • Johnny Bond; The Tex Ritter Story; Chappell & Co.
    • Joe Bonsall; The Oak Ridge Boys: An American Journey; New Leaf Press
    • Rob Bowman; Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story Of Stax Records; Schirmer
    • Fred Bronson; The Billboard Book Of Number One Hits; Billboard Books
    • Tim Brooks & Earle Marsh; The Complete Directory To Prime Time Network TV Shows 1946-Present; Ballantine
    • Jack Burton; Blue Book Of Tin Pan Alley; Century House
    • Alan Cackett; The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Country Music; Crown
    • Glen Campbell with Tom Carter; Rhinestone Cowboy; Villard
    • David Cantwell and Bill Friskics-Warren; Heartaches By The Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles; CMF, Vanderbilt Press
    • Anita Capps; Not Too Old To Cut The Mustard; The Overmountain Press
    • Roy Carr & Mick Farren; Elvis: The Illustrated Record; Harmony
    • Gorton Carruth and Eugene Ehrlich; Facts & Dates Of American Sports; Harper & Row
    • Cindy Cash; The Cash Family Scrapbook; Crown Trade Paperbacks
    • Johnny Cash with Patrick Carr; Cash: The Autobiography; Harper Collins
    • June Carter Cash; From The Heart; Prentice Hall Press
    • David Allan Coe; Just For The Record; No publisher listed
    • Ace Collins; Tanya; St. Martin's
    • John Collis; Gene Vincent And Eddie Cochran: Rock ‘N' Roll Revolutionaries; Virgin
    • Daniel Cooper; Lefty Frizzell: The Honky-tonk Life Of Country Music's Greatest Singer; Little, Brown and Co.
    • Stan Cornyn with Paul Scanlon; Exploding; HarperCollins
    • Albert Cunniff; Waylon Jennings; Zebra
    • Don Cusic; Randy Travis: King Of The New Country Traditionalists; St. Martin's Press
    • Don Cusic; Reba: The Queen Of Country Music; St. Martin's Press
    • Jackie Daly with Tom Carter; Tammy Wynette: A Daughter Recalls Her Mother's Tragic Life And Death; Putnam
    • Skeeter Davis; Bus Fare To Kentucky: The Autobiography Of Skeeter Davis; Birch Lane Press
    • Stephen Davis; Old Gods Almost Dead; Broadway Books
    • Jimmy Dean & Donna Meade Dean; Thirty Years Of Sausage, Fifty Years Of Ham; Berkley
    • John Mark Dempsey; The Light Crust Doughboys are On The Air!; University of North Texas Press
    • R. Serge Denisoff; Waylon: A Biography; St. Martin's Press
    • Consuelo Dodge; The Everly Brothers: Ladies Love Outlaws
    • Marc Eliot; To The Limit: The Untold Story Of The Eagles; Little, Brown and Co.
    • Steve Eng; Jimmy Buffett: The Man From Margaritaville Revealed; St. Martin's Griffin
    • Steve Eng; A Satisfied Mind: The Country Music Life Of Porter Wagoner; Rutledge Hill Press
    • Colin Escott with Martin Hawkins; Good Rockin' Tonight; St. Martin's Press
    • Colin Escott with George Merritt and William MacEwen; Hank Williams: The Biography; Little, Brown and Co.
    • Colin Escott; Roadkill On The Three-Chord Highway; Routledge
    • David Ewen; All The Years Of American Popular Music; Prentice-Hall
    • Suzanne Finstad; Child Bride: The Untold Story Of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley; Berkley Boulevard
    • Lenore Fleischer; Dolly; Paperjacks
    • Ben Fong-Torres; Hickory Wind: The Life And Times Of Gram Parsons; St. Martin's Griffin
    • Pamela E. Foster; My Country: The African Diaspora's Country Music Heritage; Self-published
    • Robert Gibson and Sid Shaw; Elvis; McGraw-Hill
    • Cary Ginell; The Decca Hillbilly Discography, 1927-1945
    • Cary Ginell & Kevin Coffey; Discography Of Western Swing And Hot String Bands, 1928-1942; Greenwood Press
    • Cary Ginell; Milton Brown And The Founding Of Western Swing; University of Illinois Press
    • Fred Goodman; The Mansion On The Hill; Vintage Books
    • Robert Gordon; It Came From Memphis; Pocket Books
    • Lee Grant with the Original Dillards; Everybody On The Truck! The Story Of The Dillards; Eggman
    • Marshall Grant with Chris Zar; I Was There When It Happened: My Life With Johnny Cash; Cumberland House
    • Douglas B. Green; Singing In The Saddle; CMF Vanderbilt
    • Lee Greenwood & Gwen McLin; God Bless The U.S.A.; Pelican
    • Lisa Rebecca Gubernick; Get Hot Or Go Home-Trisha Yearwood: The Making Of A Nashville Star; William Morrow
    • Peter Guralnick; Careless Love: The Unmaking Of Elvis Presley; Little, Brown and Co.
    • Peter Guralnick; Last Train To Memphis: The Rise Of Elvis Presley; Little, Brown and Co.
    • Peter Guralnick; Sweet Soul Music; HarperCollins
    • Peter Guralnick and Ernest Jorgensen; Elvis Day By Day; Ballantine Books
    • Merle Haggard with Peggy Russell; Sing Me Back Home: My Story; Pocket Books
    • Peter Haining; Elvis In Private; St. Martin's Press
    • Cindy Hazen & Mike Freeman; Love Always, Patsy: Patsy Cline's Letters To A Friend; Berkley
    • Darryl E. Hicks; Marijohn--Lord, Let Me Leave A Song; Message Press
    • Alice Holten; The Statler Brothers Discography; Greenwood Press
    • Jerry Hopkins; Elvis: The Final Years; Berkley
    • Barney Hoskyns; Waiting For The Sun; St. Martin's Press
    • Jan Howard; Sunshine And Shadow; Richardson & Steirman
    • Martha Hume; Kenny Rogers: Gambler, Dreamer, Lover; Delilah/Plume
    • Robert W. Ikard; Near You; Hillsboro Press
    • Stonewall Jackson; From The Bottom Up
    • Mrs. George Jones and Tom Carter; Nashville Wives; HarperCollins
    • Grandpa Jones with Charles K. Wolfe; Everybody's Grandpa; University of Tennessee Press
    • Margaret Jones; Patsy: The Life And Times Of Patsy Cline; Harper Collins
    • Janis Joplin; Love, Janis; Acid Test Productions
    • Naomi Judd with Bud Schaetzle; Love Can Build A Bridge; Fawcett Crest
    • Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss; The Cowboy And The Sweetheart; Twodot
    • Rich Kienzle; Southwest Shuffle; Routledge
    • Paul Kingsbury; The Grand Ole Opry History Of Country Music; Villard
    • Paul Kingsbury and Alanna Nash; Will The Circle Be Unbroken; DK Publishing
    • Elise K. Kirk; Music At The White House; University Of Illinois Press
    • Joe Klein; Woody Guthrie: A Life; Delta Books
    • Michael H. Kwas; Hollywood Walk Of Fame Directory; The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
    • Tracy E.W. Laird; Louisiana Hayride: Radio & Roots Music Along The Red River; Oxford University Press
    • Brenda Lee with Robert K. Oermann and Julie Clay; Little Miss Dynamite: The Life And Times Of Brenda Lee; Hyperion
    • Michael LeVine; Johnny Horton--Your Singing Fisherman; Vantage
    • Mark Lewisohn; The Complete Beatles Chronicle; Hamlyn
    • Peter Lewry; A Johnny Cash Chronicle: I've Been Everywhere; Helter Skelter
    • Paul Lichter; The Boy Who Dared To Rock: The Definitive Elvis; Doubleday Dolphin
    • Horace Logan with Bill Sloan; Louisiana Hayride Years: Making Musical History In Country's Golden Age; St. Martin's Griffin
    • Sam Lovullo and Marc Eliot; Life In The Kornfield: My 25 Years At Hee Haw; Boulevard Books
    • Michael Lydon; Ray Charles: Man And Music; Riverhead Books
    • Loretta Lynn with George Vecsey; Coal Miner's Daughter; Warner Books
    • Ian MacDonald; Revolution In The Head: The Beatles' Records And The Sixties; Henry Holt
    • Barbara Mandrell with George Vecsey; Get To The Heart: My Story; Bantam
    • Dave Marsh; Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts; Routledge
    • MCA Record Catalog
    • Michael McCall; Garth Brooks; Bantam
    • Barry McCloud and contributing writers; Definitive Country: The Ultimate Encyclopedia Of Country Music And Its Performers; Perigree
    • Jimmy McDonough; Shakey: Neil Young's Biography; Anchor Books
    • Reba McEntire with Tom Carter; Reba: My Story; Bantam
    • Bob Millard; The Judds: A Biography; Dolphin Doubleday
    • Bob Millard; Country Music; Harper Perennial
    • James Miller; Flowers In The Dustbin: The Rise Of Rock And Roll, 1947-1977; Simon & Schuster
    • Scotty Moore as told to James Dickerson; That's All Right, Elvis; Schirmer Books
    • Lorrie Morgan with George Vecsey; Forever Yours, Faithfully: My Love Story; Ballantine
    • Edward Morris; Alabama; Contemporary
    • Alanna Nash; Dolly Parton: The Early Years; Butler Books
    • Susie Nelson; Heart Worn Memories: A Daughter's Personal Biography Of Willie Nelson; Pocket Books
    • Ross Newhan; The Anaheim Angels: A Complete History; Hyperion
    • Gene Odom with Frank Dorman; Lynyrd Skynyrd; Broadway Books
    • Bill O'Neal; Tex Ritter: America's Most Beloved Cowboy; Eakin Press
    • Minnie Pearl with Joan Dew; Minnie Pearl: An Autobiography; Pocket Books
    • Bruce Pegg; Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life And Hard Times Of Chuck Berry; Routledge
    • Carl Perkins and David McGee; Go, Cat, Go!; Hyperion
    • Richard A. Peterson; Creating Country Music; The University of Chicago Press
    • Jennifer Ember Pierce; Playin' Around: The Lives And Careers Of Famous Session Musicians; Scarecrow Press
    • Patricia Jobe Pierce; The Ultimate Elvis; Simon & Schuster
    • Nolan Porterfield; Jimmie Rodgers; The University of Illinois Press
    • Paul Prather; The Story Of John Michael Montgomery; Andrews And McMeel
    • Charley Pride and Jim Henderson; Pride: The Charley Pride Story; William Morrow & Co.
    • Barbara J. Pruett; Marty Robbins: Fast Cars And Country Music; Scarecrow Press
    • Ronnie Pugh; Ernest Tubb: The Texas Troubadour; Duke
    • Dafydd Rees & Luke Crampton; Encyclopedia Of Rock Stars; DK Publishing
    • Joseph L. Reichler, editor; The Baseball Encyclopedia; Macmillan
    • Lisa Rogak; A Boy Named Shel
    • Tom Roland; The Billboard Book Of #1 Country Hits; Billboard Books
    • Neil V. Rosenberg; Bill Monroe And His Blue Grass Boys: An Illustrated Discography; Country Music Foundation Press
    • Neil V. Rosenberg; Bluegrass: A History; University Of Illinois Press
    • Michael Ruppli; The King Labels: A Discography; Greenwood Press
    • Michael Ruppli and Ed Novitsky; The Mercury Labels: A Discography; Greenwood Press
    • Michael Ruppli and Ed Novitsky; The MGM Labels: A Discography; Greenwood Press
    • Elizabeth Schlappi; Roy Acuff: The Smoky Mountain Boy; Pelican
    • Dennis Schuler Sr. & Larry J. Delp; Mel Street: A Country Legend Gone-But Not Forgotten; Mountain State Press
    • Earl Scruggs; Earl Scruggs And The 5-String Banjo; Peer International
    • Jo Sgammato; American Thunder: The Garth Brooks Story; Ballantine
    • Jo Sgammato; Dream Come True: The LeAnn Rimes Story; Ballantine
    • Bob Shannon & John Javna; Behind The Hits; Warner Books
    • John L. Smith; The Johnny Cash Discography; Greenwood Press
    • John L. Smith; The Johnny Cash Discography, 1984-1993; Greenwood Press
    • John L. Smith; The Johnny Cash Record Catalog; Greenwood Press
    • John L. Smith; The Waylon Jennings Discography; Greenwood Press
    • Richard D. Smith; Can't You Hear Me Callin': The Life Of Bill Monroe; Little, Brown & Co.
    • Hank Snow with Jack Ownbey and Bob Burris; The Hank Snow Story; University of Illinois Press
    • Howard Sounes; Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan; Grove Press
    • Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon; The Encyclopedia Of Folk, Country & Western Music; St. Martin's Press
    • David E. Stanley with Frank Coffey; The Elvis Encyclopedia; General Publishing Group
    • Lauren St. John; Hardcore Troubadour: The Life And Near Death Of Steve Earle; Fourth Estate
    • Michael Streissguth; Eddy Arnold: Pioneer Of The Nashville Sound; Schirmer Books
    • Michael Streissguth; Like A Moth To A Flame: The Jim Reeves Story; Rutledge Hill Press
    • Richard M. Sudhalter; Stardust Melody: The Life And Music Of Hoagy Carmichael; Oxford University Press
    • David Szatmary; A Time To Rock: A Social History Of Rock ‘N' Roll; Schirmer Books
    • Bob Terrell; The Chuck Wagon Gang: A Legend Lives On
    • John Thorn & Pete Palmer; Total Baseball; Warner Books
    • Mel Tillis with Walter Wager; Stutterin' Boy; Rawson Associates
    • Nick Tosches; Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story; Delta
    • Charles R. Townsend; San Antonio Rose; University of Illinois Press
    • Pat Travis Eatherly; In Search Of My Father; Broadman Press
    • Ivan M. Tribe; The Stonemans: An Appalachian Family And The Music That Shaped Their Lives; University of Illinois Press
    • Karen Tritt Ryon; Keep The Memories, Bury The Love; Eggman
    • Walt Trott; The Honky Tonk Angels; Nova Books
    • Tanya Tucker with Patsi Bale Cox; Nickel Dreams; Hyperion
    • Steve Turner; The Man Called Cash; W Publishing Group
    • Dirk Vellenga with Mick Farren; Elvis And The Colonel; Dell
    • Gus Weill; You Are My Sunshine: The Jimmie Davis Story; Pelican
    • Joel Whitburn; Joel Whitburn's Top Country Singles 1944-1993; Record Research
    • Joel Whitburn; Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1986; Record Research
    • Charles White; The Life And Times Of Little Richard: The Authorised Biography; Omnibus Press
    • Jonny Whiteside; Ramblin' Rose: The Life And Career Of Rose Maddox; Vanderbilt/Country Music Foundation
    • Ellis Widner and Walter Carter; The Oak Ridge Boys; Contemporary
    • Gene Wiggins; Fiddlin' Georgia Crazy; University of Illinois Press
    • Jett Williams with Pamela Thomas; Ain't Nothin' As Sweet As My Baby; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
    • Charles Wolfe; A Good Natured Riot: The Birth Of The Grand Ole Opry; CMF Vanderbilt
    • Charles Wolfe; In Close Harmony: The Story Of The Louvin Brothers; University Press of Mississippi
    • Charles K. Wolfe and James E. Akenson; Country Music Goes To War; University Press of Kentucky
    • Tammy Wynette with Joan Dew; Stand By Your Man; Pocket
    • Steven Zmijewsky and Boris Zmikjewsky; Elvis: The Films And Career Of Elvis Presley; Citadel Press
    • The Country Music Foundation; The Country Music History Calendar
    • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum; The Encyclopedia of Country Music; Oxford
    • The Editors of Country Music magazine; The Comprehensive Country Music Encyclopedia; Times Books
    • The World Almanac and Book of Facts; Pharos Books


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