The Country Music Pop-up Book
by the Staff of the Country Music Hall of Fame
People who love country music are passionate about it. For them, The Country Music Pop-Up Book will be a must-have: as a gift; as a source of new insights about the music, its history, and its stars; and as the ultimate souvenir.
This treasury is filled with magnificent displays of costumes and instruments, unique memorabilia, famous country music landmarks, facsimiles of vintage song manuscripts, and much more, from the unparalleled collection of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.
More than twelve original essays by such acclaimed artists and experts as Rosanne Cash, Dixie Chicks, Steve Earle, Kinky Friedman, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, John Morthland, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood, and Dwight Yoakam offer unique insights into the music and culture of country. And unique photographs and artifacts of Jimmie Rodgers, Maybelle Carter, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, and Garth Brooks help drive the dynamic presentation. Special features include sound chips, a flip book, a fold-out poster, and an original Hatch Show Print fan.
Created by the staff of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and augmented with a dozen short essays by guests such as Vince Gill, Dolly Parton and Dwight Yoakam, this is a fun stroll through country-music history with a few terrific pop-ups (the Ryman Auditorium, with an open roof that lets you look in on history; a Texas dance hall; Jimmy Rodgers's guitar; songwriter Cindy Walker's typewriter). The 3-D tour features numerous pull-outs, pop-ups, push-button music samples, replicated souvenir programs, costumes, instruments and artifacts, all of which contribute to a rich, concisely presented overview of country music. - Richard Harrington