Being from Texas, I guess country music is in my blood. The steel guitars, twangy lyrics and the well-played fiddle in a country music song just seem to get my toes tapping. Of course, I've always wondered about how some of my favorite songs came to be written.
That's why I was thrilled when the folks at Chicken Soup for the Soul allowed me to review their newest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music: The Inspirational Stories Behind 101 of Your Favorite Country Songs! Keep reading to learn more about the book that will keep you laughing, crying and thoroughly entertained.
Songs tell a story, and now many of country music’s most famous singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence, and background, and when and why they wrote their most famous songs, in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music. The book also includes great photos of the songwriters and all of the lyrics. A great gift for anyone who loves country music!
Here are some of the great country music songs whose stories are included in this book:
- Bobbie Ann Mason
- Coward of the County
- Delta Dawn
- Harper Valley PTA
- He Stopped Loving Her Today
- I Fall to Pieces
- I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool
- Jesus Take the Wheel
- Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
- Smoky Mountain Rain
- Strawberry Wine
- The Dance
- The Highwayman
Make sure to pick up this book if you are still looking for a great Father's Day present for any dad who loves country music...or for yourself!
Disclosure: I received the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music Book from Chicken Soup for the Soul in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!