Monday, September 28, 2009

October is Country Music Month

“Country Roads” as John Denver describes in his famous song can take you many places. Why not follow them to the library, as October is Country Music Month. The library has music by many country legends like Johnny Cash, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Roy Rogers, Loretta Lynn, and also country stars such as Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and Toby Keith. Did you know that country music legend Dolly Parton wrote a children’s book “Coat Of Many Colors” based on her first hit song? A poor girl delights in her coat of many colors, made by her mother from rags, because despite the ridicule of the other children she knows the coat was made with love. Even for the non-country music fans, you will find some Nashville sound facts by stopping in the library this month.

What if I told you Ralph Emery kept every interview he ever did for 40 years in a warehouse in Nashville. Well it’s true! For the first time Ralph has released his life's work in a collection called “Emery’ Memories”. This is Ralph Emery conducting audio interviews with all the legends from the great years of Country Music. A collection so incredible it took 43 CDs & 2 DVD’s to capture it all! It has been called the greatest release in the history of country music. There are interviews with such people as Tex Ritter, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Jim Reeves, Martina McBride, George Bush and many more. Come into the library and check them out.

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