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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0810860368
ISBN-13: 9780810860360
Sku: 205809679
Publish Date: 10/8/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 1.5T
Pages:  601
Age Range:  NA
 
Marty Robbins' story is the classic rags-to-riches story of a child whose mother and eight siblings were abandoned by his father, and whose early years--including living in a tent, which was later upgraded to a shack--were spent in grinding poverty. His journey from these humble beginnings to a life as one of the most successful artists in country music is charted in Barbara J. Pruett's MARTY ROBBINS: FAST CARS AND COUNTRY MUSIC, an entertaining and revealing collection of interviews, articles, a chronological discography, and tales of Robbins' hobby of stock car racing, which involved him in several near-fatal accidents. Robbins was arguably headed for a life of crime until joining the U.S. Navy in 1943; he learned to play guitar during his service and discovered a facility for songwriting. A remarkably eclectic artist who recorded and wrote country, pop, and rock & roll songs, Robbins later branched out into acting roles in movies and on TV, as well as starting his own record label and talent agency. Pruett's chronicle of Robbins' life, incorporating recollections from family, friends, and business colleagues, reveals a quiet, yet driven, energetic performer, immensely popular both with his audience and among his peers.
From his first performance in the late 1940s until his early death in 1982, Marty Robbins established himself as one of the most popular and successful singer/songwriters in the latter half of the 20th century. On the country charts, he racked up 15 #1 hits, including the crossover smashes El Paso and A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation). A beloved entertainer, Robbins received honors from every major music association. El Paso became the first Grammy ever awarded to a Country song, while My Woman My Woman My Wife received the 1970 Grammy for Best Country Song. In 1969 Robbins was named artist of the decade by the Academy of Country Music. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982. In addition to his success as a singer/songwriter, Robbins loved car racing. In the early 1970s he joined the NASCAR circuit and raced the rest of his life.
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Marty Robbins's story is the classic rags-to-riches tale of a child whose family (he had eight siblings) was abandoned by his abusive, alcoholic father, and whose early years--some spent living in a tent, later upgraded to a shack--were marked by grinding poverty. His journey from these humble beginnings to a life as one of the most successful artists in country music is charted in Barbara J. Pruett's MARTY ROBBINS: FAST CARS AND COUNTRY MUSIC, an entertaining and revealing collection of interviews and articles, plus a chronological discography. Robbins was arguably headed for a life of crime until joining the US Navy in 1943; there he learned to play guitar and discovered a facility for songwriting. A remarkably eclectic artist who recorded and wrote country, pop, and rock-&-roll songs, Robbins later branched out into acting roles in movies and on TV, as well as starting his own record label and talent agency. Pruett's chronicle of Robbins's life--which includes tales of his hobby of stock car racing, which involved him in several near-fatal accidents--incorporates recollections from family, friends, and business colleagues to reveal a quiet yet driven and energetic performer, immensely popular both with his audience and among his peers.

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Product attributePublisher:   Scarecrow Press
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