I Lived to Tell It All

Author: George Jones,Tom Carter

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0804180865

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Boozing. Womanizing. Brawling. Singing. For the last forty years George Jones has reigned as the country's king--the singer many have called the Frank Sinatra of country. And for most of that time, his career has been marked by hard-living, hard-loving, and hard luck. From his early east Texas recordings through his marriage with Tammy Wynette to his latest acclaim as a solid citizen and "high-tech red-neck," Americans have been fascinated with Jones, never even knowing whether he's going to show up for his next concert. Now, in I Lived To Tell It All, George Jones supplies a no-holds-barred account of his excesses and ecstasies. How alcohol ruled his life and performances. How violence marred many friendships and relationships. How money was something to be made but never held on to. And, finally, how the love of a good woman can ultimately change a man, redeem him, and save his life.

Redneck Liberation

Author: David Fillingim

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865548961

Category: Music

Page: 170

View: 2159

In this unique book, David Fillingim explores country music as a mode of theological expression. Following the lead of James Cone's classic, "The Spirituals and the Blues, Fillingim looks to country music for themes of theological liberation by and for the redneck community. The introduction sets forth the book's methodology and relates it to recent scholarship on country music. Chapter 1 contrasts country music with Southern gospel music--the sacred music of the redneck community--as responses to the question of theodicy, which a number of thinkers recognize as the central question of marginalized groups. The next chapter "The Gospel according to Hank," outlines the career of Hank Williams and follows that trajectory through the work of other artists whose work illustrates how the tradition negotiates Hank's legacy. "The Apocalypse according to Garth" considers the seismic shifts occuring during country music's popularity boom in the 1980s. Another chapter is dedicated to the women of country music, whose honky-tonky feminism parallels and intertwines with mainstream country music, which was dominated by men for most of its history. Written to entertain as well as educate and advance, "Redneck Liberation will appeal to anyone who is interested in country music, Southern religion, American popular religiosity, or liberation theology.

Depression Before Tea

Author: Tierra D. Graves

Publisher: Christian Living Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1562295195

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 8798

This is testimonial poetry at its best. The author tells the story of her mental health struggles, cries for help, and transition from depression to destiny. She reveals her battle with stigma, social discrimination, and relationship issues due to her condition. Yet, it is not her story alone but ours as well. Each utterance of every poem is a deep cry of a mother, father, sister, brother, child, friend—you. This poetic brew is therapeutic and educational. While revealing the bitter truth, the author uses her personal experiences and education to give hope, insight, and inspiration. Capably using language and imagery, she expresses the raw emotions and heart cries of the sufferer—saying what is often left unsaid and bringing awareness to the unenlightened. Get a copy of this book of poems and join the mental health conversation that deserves your participation. Draw strength, courage, and wisdom from the author’s 10-year journey with depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and other mental illnesses. Despondency, silent suffering, loneliness, and shame must not be your destiny. Survival is possible! You can move from haunted to healed.

Popular Musicians: The Doobie Brothers-Paul McCartney

Author: Steve Hochman

Publisher: Salem PressInc


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6764

Contains 146 articles that provide information about the lives and careers of performers who have made a significant impact on the pop music scene in the United States since the late 1950s; arranged alphabetically from The Doobie Brothers/Michael McDonald to Paul McCartney.

Harper's New Monthly Magazine

Author: Henry Mills Alden,Frederick Lewis Allen,Lee Foster Hartman,Thomas Bucklin Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: Periodicals

Page: 984

View: 6962

Important American periodical dating back to 1850.


Author: Julian Hawthorne

Publisher: N.A


Category: American fiction

Page: 240

View: 2778