We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The History of Country Music Audiobook

The History of Country Music: Where Did Country Music Come From?

Regular Price:$11.17
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Country music grew up in the mountains of Appalachia, in the cotton fields of Georgia and Mississippi, the car and truck plants in Detroit, and in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. It was - and is - the music of the people. Hairl Hensley tells of Jimmy Rodgers and the Carter Family; of Bob Wills and Ernest Tubb, whose music played in honky tonks...and Roy Acuff , whose music was heard in Madison Square Garden; of the Girls of the Golden West, but also of Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. It all started on June 14, 1923, when Fiddlin’ John Carson played “The Old Hen Cackled"....

©1997 Readio Theatre, LLC (P)1997 Readio Theatre, LLC

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (6 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.8 (5 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.8 (5 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    R. Smith MN United States 01-13-17
    R. Smith MN United States 01-13-17 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    27
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent summary of Country music in the USA"

    A lot of information in a relatively short presentation. This is a history of many important milestones in the popularization of country music. It's not an academic piece that goes back to the roots music of immigrants. It's more about the show biz and recording aspect that we are familiar with. For an audio book less than two hours long, it's packed with well organized information.

    The performance is superb. The narrator is great. The background music makes it even more engaging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Stephen Halstead - The Leptonian 04-26-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    169
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The History of Country Music in Words"
    Any additional comments?

    Maybe not for those in the USA, but I enjoyed The History of Country Music. I like country music and found this history to be entertaining and informative. The background music is generic and therefore it doesn't detract you from the story. If you enjoy country music give it a try but don't expect a block-busting epic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Laurel 09-03-11
    Laurel 09-03-11 Member Since 2017

    Grey Dragon

    HELPFUL VOTES
    76
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Incomplete"

    I learned more from the tour of the Grand 'Ol Opery than from listening to this. I had hoped for a few samples of music, got merely a banjo strum ...
    Not recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.