Woman walk the line : how the women in country music changed our lives

Format: Print Book 2017
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Full-tilt, hardcore, down-home, and groundbreaking, the women of country music speak volumes with every song. From Maybelle Carter to Dolly Parton, k.d. lang to Taylor Swift--these artists provided pivot points, truths, and doses of courage for women writers at every stage of their lives. Whether it's Rosanne Cash eulogizing June Carter Cash or a seventeen-year-old Taylor Swift considering the golden glimmer of another precocious superstar, Brenda Lee, it's the humanity beneath the music that resonates.

Here are deeply personal essays from award-winning writers on femme fatales, feminists, groundbreakers, and truth tellers. Acclaimed historian Holly George Warren captures the spark of the rockabilly sensation Wanda Jackson; Entertainment Weekly 's Madison Vain considers Loretta Lynn's girl-power anthem "The Pill"; and rocker Grace Potter embraces Linda Ronstadt's unabashed visual and musical influence. Patty Griffin acts like a balm on a post-9/11 survivor on the run; Emmylou Harris offers a gateway through paralyzing grief; and Lucinda Williams proves that greatness is where you find it.

Part history, part confessional, and part celebration of country, Americana, and bluegrass and the women who make them, Woman Walk the Line is a very personal collection of essays from some of America's most intriguing women writers. It speaks to the ways in which artists mark our lives at different ages and in various states of grace and imperfection--and ultimately how music transforms not just the person making it, but also the listener.

Maybelle Carter: the root of it all / Caryn Rose
Lol Hardin: that's how I got to Memphis / Alice Randall
Wanda Jackson: when she starts eruptin' / Holly George-Warren
Hazel Dickens: the plangent bone / Ronni Lundy
June Carter Cash: eulogy for a mother / Rosanne Cash
Brenda Lee: rare peer / Taylor Swift
Bobbie Gentry: let the mystery be / Meredith Ochs
Loretta Lynn: the pill / Madison Vain
Dolly Parton: Long Island down home blues / Nancy Harrison
Emmylou Harris: common ground in an uncommon love / Ali Berlow
Barbara Mandrell: Lubbock in the rearview mirror / Shelby Morrison
Tanya Tucker: punk country and sex wide open / Holly Gleason
Rita Coolidge: a dark-eyed Cherokee country gal / Kandia Crazy Horse
Linda Ronstadt: canciones di corazon salvage / Grace Potter
Rosanne Cash: expectations and letting go / Deborah Sprague
The Judds: comfort far from home / Courtney E. Smith
k.d. lang: flawless, fearless / Kelly McCartney
Lucinda Williams, flesh & ghosts, dreams + marrow / Lady Goodman
Mary Chapin Carpenter: every hometown girl / Cynthia Sanz
Patty Loveless: beyond what you know / Wendy Pearl
Shania Twain: but the little girls understand / Emily Yahr
Alison Krauss: draw your own map / Aubrie Sellers
Terri Clark: better things to do / Amy Elizabeth McCarthy
Taylor Swift: dancing on her own / Elysa Gardner
Kacey Musgraves: follow your arrow / Dacey Orr
Rhiannon Giddens: a gift past the songs / Caroline Randall Williams
Patty Griffin: remembering to breathe / Kim Ruehl.

Additional Information
Series American music series.
Subjects Women country musicians -- United States.
Women singers -- United States.
Country musicians -- United States.
Singers -- United States.
Publisher Austin :University of Texas Press,2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Gleason, Holly, editor.
Language English
Description xi, 220 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781477313916
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