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He Stopped Loving Her Today: George Jones, Billy Sherrill, and the Pretty-Much Totally True Story of the Making of the Greatest Country Record of All Time
 

He Stopped Loving Her Today: George Jones, Billy Sherrill, and the Pretty-Much Totally True Story of the Making of the Greatest Country Record of All Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Isenhour, Jack

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When George Jones recorded He Stopped Loving Her Today more than thirty years ago, he was a walking disaster. Twin addictions to drugs and alcohol had him drinking Jim Beam by the case and snorting cocaine as long as he was awake. Before it was over, Jones would be bankrupt, home...less, and an unwilling patient at an Alabama mental institution. In the midst of all this chaos, uber producer Billy Sherrill--the man who discovered Tammy Wynette and co-wrote Stand by Your Man --would somehow coax the performance of a lifetime out of the mercurial Jones. The result was a country masterpiece.In He Stopped Loving Her Today, the story behind the making of the song often voted the best country song ever by both critics and fans, offers an overview of country music's origins and a search for the music's illusive Holy Grail: authenticity. The schizoid bottom line--even though country music is undeniably a branch of the make-believe world of show biz, to fans and scholars alike, authenticity remains the ultimate measure of the music's power.
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ISBN 9781628461664
Released AU 8 Sep 2014
Publisher University Press of Mississipp
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series American Made Music Series
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ISBN-13 9781628461664
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher University Press of Mississipp
Imprint University Press of Mississippi
Released 8 Sep 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Isenhour, Jack
Series American Made Music Series
Category Theory Of Music & Musicology
Composers & Musicians
Country & Western Music
Number of Pages 209
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 782.421642
Weight 295g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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