Country Music: The Masters

Catalog: 1402214537

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Description

In 2007, country music legend Marty Stuart self-published his second photo book called Country Music: The Masters.

The cover features a formidable picture of country music legend (and Marty's former father-in-law) Johnny Cash. The picture was taken four days before Johnny passed away in September 2003.

The photographs, taken by Marty over the past 30 years, include landscape images, iconic Nashville Hatch Show posters, rhinestoned suits, boots, and landmarks. But the biggest draw are the photographs of country music royalty -- those who created country music (a photograph of the Carter Family homestead, Jimmie Rodgers' monument in Meridian, Mississippi, Hank Williams, Sr.'s handwritten lyrics to a song) to those who brought country music to the forefront of popularity: Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Connie Smith, Dolly Parton, and so many more.

To honor those "masters" Marty was unable to capture on film, he's included photographs of personal items: Marty Robbins' guitar case, Lefty Frizzell's boots and guitar, Minnie Pearl's shoes and famous hat. One of the more poignant photos was taken at the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. The Cadillac in which Hank, Sr. died is on display, and on the day Marty was there, Charles Carr, Hank's driver, was also there. Marty asked if Mr. Carr would sit in the driver's seat and allow Marty to take a picture. Mr. Carr agreed.

This historical treasure includes an audio CD of Marty talking about some of the photographs and an mp3 and video of Marty's never-before-recording of "Dark Bird," a song he wrote about Johnny Cash.

Publisher: Sourcebook
Composer/Author: Stuart, Marty
Catalog Number: 1402214537
Pages: 384

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