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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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    · 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


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