Monday, June 13, 2011

Nashville, Tennesee

I love all kinds of music, but I have a particular affinity for country music. I listen to it often, love its TV specials (check out a great one here) and love to visit Nashville to experience country music first hand. Recently, I walked the Country Music Half Marathon with some friends and stayed a few extra days. Once I was back home, I had two books to read about country music. The first, Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Country Music in America, is filled with short articles and lots of pictures, telling country music's story from its earliest days to the present. It would make a good coffee table book; it was so full of information it was a bit overwhelming. I enjoyed the second book much more: Composed by Roseanne Cash. This memoir was just beautifully written. I really liked Cash's style, and since I knew more about her famous father Johnny and her stepmother June, it was nice to learn about her and her life as a musician and mom in the country music business. I really hope she writes another book.

Here are a few photos from the trip to Nashville:

 Ryman Auditorium

 A statue of Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff at the Ryman

 Elvis' star on the Music City Walk of Fame

 RCA Studio B

Part of the set from the TV show Hee Haw

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you liked Composed. I didn't know much about Rosanne Cash when I got it but now I like her enough to follow her on Twitter. She's fun, and likes Jane Austen a lot, FYI.