Air Castle of the South
WSM and the Making of Music City
By (author) Craig Havighurst
Normal Price: $61.74
Your Price: $55.56 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.17! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.78 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Air Castle of the South by Craig Havighurst
Book DescriptionStarted by the National Life and Accident Insurance Company in 1925, WSM became one of the most influential and exceptional radio stations in the history of broadcasting and country music. WSM gave Nashville the moniker \u201cMusic City USA\u201d as well as a rich tradition of music, news, and broad-based entertainment. With the rise of country music broadcasting and recording between the 1920s and \u201850s, WSM, Nashville, and country music became inseparable, stemming from WSM\u2019s launch of the Grand Ole Opry, popular daily shows like Noontime Neighbors, and early morning artist-driven shows such as Hank Williams on Mother\u2019s Best Flour. Sparked by public outcry following a proposal to pull country music and the Opry from WSM-AM in 2002, Craig Havighurst scoured new and existing sources to document the station\u2019s profound effect on the character and self-image of Nashville. Introducing the reader to colorful artists and businessmen from the station\u2019s history, including Owen Bradley, Minnie Pearl, Jim Denny, Edwin Craig, and Dinah Shore, the volume invites the reader to reflect on the status of Nashville, radio, and country music in American culture.
Buy Air Castle of the South book by Craig Havighurst from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780252032578
(5830mm x 3895mm x 712mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Craig Havighurst
Air Castle of the South, Paperback (April 2013)» View all books by Craig Havighurst
Documents country music station WSM's profound effect on the character and self-image of Nashville.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Air Castle of the South book by Craig Havighurst and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Craig Havighurst
Craig Havighurst is a Nashville-based writer, editor, and producer whose company String Theory Media specializes in music documentaries. His short "WSM Snapshot" for Nashville Public Television won a regional Emmy Award in 2001. A former staff music writer for The Tennessean in Nashville, he is also an independent journalist whose music correspondence has appeared on NPR and in Billboard, The Wall Street Journal, Country Music Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.