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In this unique journey, country music legends of the past and present will tell you the story of how the Opry grew to be the longest-running radio broadcast in the world. Packed with candid first-person accounts, this insightful history will let you: *stand beside Opry founder Edwin Craig as he fights Nashville's elite to keep the Opry on the air *go on the road with Minnie Pearl and Pee Wee King during the lean war years *walk on the Opry stage for the first time with Johnny Cash *witness the birth, struggles, and ultimate triumph of bluegrass with Bill Monroe *experience the sudden and tragic loss of Patsy Cline *discover how Elvis and rock 'n' roll nearly destroyed the Grand Ole Opry *win over Carnegie Hall with the Opry stars for the first time in 1947 and again in 2005 to celebrate the Opry's eightieth birthday From soaring triumphs to heartbreaking losses, these firsthand accounts and hundreds of photos from the Grand Ole Opry archives (many of which have never been published) deliver a fascinating and exclusive look at the birthplace of country music.
This official guide chronicles the story of the birthplace of country music as told by the people who were there. Escott presents the official inside history of the home of country music, offering fans an exclusive look into the heart and soul of country music. Full color, and packed with photos from the Opry Archives covering 80 years of history.
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