The Grand Ole Opry: The Making of an Amerian Icon

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Packed with rare photos and sporting a foreword penned by Vince Gill, The Grand Ole Opry: The Making of an American Icon adeptly, intriguingly and engagingly traces the history of the Opry. Award-winning author Colin Escott ably demonstrates how an institution steeped in tradition has absorbed changes in musical styles to remain a necessary step on the ladder to country-music stardom.

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Other performers include Rodney Crowell, Patty Griffin and Jason Isbell.