Renowned songwriter, of life with waylon and the Outlaws, enormously entertaining memoir of American music, and wife of Waylon Jennings writes an intimate, singer, and of faith lost and found. The daughter of a pentecostal evangelist and a race-car driver, Jessi Colter played piano and sang in church before leaving Arizona to tour with rock-n-roll pioneer Duane Eddy, whom she married.
An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home #ad - She also tasted personal commercial success with the #1-single “I’m Not Lisa. But offstage, life was a challenge, as Waylon pursued his addictions and battled his demons. Her marriage to eddy didn’t last, however, and in 1969 she married the electrifying Waylon Jennings. Having drifted from the church as a young woman, Jessi returned to her faith and found in it a source of strength in the turmoil of living with Waylon.
Colter became a successful recording artist, dottie West, while her songs were recorded by Nancy Sinatra, appearing on American Bandstand and befriending stars such as the Everly Brothers and Chet Atkins, and others. Amid it all, waylon found jesus, at Thanksgiving 2001, Jessi faithfully prayed for her husband until finally, just months before he died.
An outlaw and a lady is a powerful story of American music, of love in the midst of heartache, and of faith that sustains.
Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw DadHachette Books #ad - They are all in this book. In a signed copy of his autobiography, Texas-born country "Outlaw" icon Waylon Jennings penned a personal note to his son Terry: "I did my best. Born when waylon was only nineteen, terry came of age just as Waylon's career hit the stratosphere with hits like "I've Always Been Crazy" and "Good Hearted Woman, " one of his famous Willie Nelson duets.
Now it's your turn. Two decades later, terry jennings finally completes the true story of his father's remarkable, unvarnished life with Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad. Debunking myths and sharing incredible never-before-told stories, this book is a son's loving and strikingly honest portrait of his father, "the greatest Outlaw country musician to grace this earth" and an unlikely but devoted family man.
Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad #ad - On the road, johnny cash, kris kristofferson, and Jessi Colter, they toured with legends like Nelson, Waylon's fourth and final wife. Waylon: tales of My Outlaw Dad will resonate for generations of fans. Waylon's success--critical acclaim, three divorces, and even TV stardom on The Dukes of Hazzard--was at times eclipsed by his demons, bestselling albums, crippling debt, sold-out tours, and a depression that Terry traces to the premature death of Buddy Holly.
The family man, the king-of-the-six-day-roar-man, the legendary man, the uncommon man, the quiet man, the creative genius man, the bad-ass man . This book is a terrific tribute, from a son to his father. Willie nelson"I'm so excited about Terry's new book.
Waylon: An AutobiographyGrand Central Publishing #ad - His success came when he met his present wife, Jessi Colter. His beginnings were poor but he became Buddy Holly's protege before sinking into drug abuse and 3 failed marriages. Waylon jennings relates the story of his life as a country music star.
Anchored In Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter CashThomas Nelson #ad - June carter was born in the rugged mountains of Maces Springs, Virginia, to Ezra and Maybelle Carter, pioneers of country music. With skillful prose, he reveals new information about the legendary woman through his tender memories and heartwarming stories. Her confidence and spirit were what attracted Johnny Cash to her in the late 1950s.
On the road together, they quickly bonded. June was his helpmate and closest companion. They were married for forty years, through addiction and success, tragedy and triumph. On stage from a very young age, June found her niche in the spotlight with her vivacious personality and down-home sense of humor. Anchored in love is an inside look into the life of June Carter Cash, through the eyes of her only child with Johnny Cash-John Carter Cash.
The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and GeorgeAtria Books #ad - But as in every fairy tale, dark forces were just around the corner. With never-before-told stories about george and Tammy, her dependence on her fifth husband, it recounts Tammy’s descent into prescription pill addiction, George Richey, and her untimely death at the age of fifty-five. Rich in country music history, it stands as an intensely moving tale of love, but in the end, heartbreak, loss, highs and lows, it contains twists and turns, and what it means to be a family.
The three of us is an honest and heartfelt look into the life of a broken family living in the glare of the public spotlight. For the first four years of her life, georgette had two adoring parents who showed her off at every opportunity, grandparents, older sisters, and cheering fans, and between her parents, Georgette’s feet seldom hit the ground.
The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George #ad - And when little tamala georgette Jones was born in 1970, she was considered country music’s heir apparent. Her parents fought, and George drank. Georgette opens up about her broken relationship with her father and what it took for them to come back together. The three of us is a story of both extreme privilege and great trials, of larger-than-life people with larger-than-life problems.
Like so many of her generation, Georgette had to make sense of loving two parents who couldn’t love each other. George and tammy divorced when Georgette was four, and it would be years before she understood just what that meant.
The Man Called CASH: The Life, Love and Faith of an American LegendThomas Nelson #ad - While he was an icon to people of all ages during his life, Cash's legacy continues after his death. The man called cash will be a huge success with his millions of fans and will draw in many new fans with this inspiring story of faith and redemption. Different from other books written about him, the Man Called CASH brings Cash's faith and love for God into the foreground and tells the story of a man redeemed, without watering-down or sugar-coating.
His remarkable story is captured in this exclusive authorized biography, addressing the whole life of Johnny Cash-not just his unforgettable music but also his relationship with June Carter Cash and his faith in Christ. His authenticity, love for god and family, and unassuming persona are what Steve Turner captures with passion and focus in this inspiring book.
The Man Called CASH: The Life, Love and Faith of an American Legend #ad - Johnny cash is one of the most influential figures in music and American popular culture today.
I Lived to Tell It AllDell #ad - Boozing. Womanizing. Brawling. Singing. For the last forty years george Jones has reigned as the country's king--the singer many have called the Frank Sinatra of country. And for most of that time, hard-loving, his career has been marked by hard-living, and hard luck. From his early east texas recordings through his marriage with Tammy Wynette to his latest acclaim as a solid citizen and "high-tech red-neck, " Americans have been fascinated with Jones, never even knowing whether he's going to show up for his next concert.
Now, in i lived to tell it all, George Jones supplies a no-holds-barred account of his excesses and ecstasies. How alcohol ruled his life and performances. How violence marred many friendships and relationships. How money was something to be made but never held on to. And, finally, how the love of a good woman can ultimately change a man, redeem him, and save his life.
I Walked the Line: My Life with JohnnyScribner #ad - I walked the line is a chronicle of first love, betrayal, forgiveness, and the truth--told at last by Johnny Cash's first wife, long-kept secrets, the mother of his four daughters. It is a book that had the full support of Johnny Cash, who insisted it was time for their story to be told, despite any painful revelations that might come to light as a result.
Vivian exposes previously untold stories involving johnny's drug addiction, as well as the truth behind the writing of two of Johnny's most famous songs, and their divorce in 1968, his fraught family life, "I Walk the Line" and "Ring of Fire. Supplemented by a never-before-published archive of love letters and family photos, I Walked the Line offers a deeper look at one of the most sig- nificant artists in music history.
I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny #ad - Many myths and contradictions regarding the life of Johnny and his family have been perpetuated for decades in film and literature. Here, fans and readers can experience the extraordinary account of love and heartbreak between Johnny and Vivian, and come to understand Vivian's dignified silence over the years.
Through this elegant, revealing, and powerful memoir, Vivian Cash's voice is finally heard.
Delta Lady: A MemoirHarper #ad - Her volatile six-year marriage to Kris Kristofferson yielded two Grammys, a daughter, and one of the Baby Boom generation’s epic love stories. Throughout it all, and inner and outer beauty—along with her strong sense of heritage and devotion to her family—helped her to not only survive, resilience, her strength, but thrive.
The two-time grammy award-winning singer and songwriter bares her heart and soul in this intimate memoir, stardom, family, heritage, a story of music, love, and resilience. She inspired songs—leon russell wrote “a song for You” and “Delta Lady” for her, Stephen Stills wrote “Cherokee. She co-wrote songs—“superstar” and the piano coda to “Layla, ” uncredited.
Delta Lady: A Memoir #ad - She sang backup for eric clapton, and stills, joe cocker, before finding fame as a solo artist with such hits as “We're All Alone” and “Your Love Has Lifted Me Higher and Higher. Following her story from lafayette, tennessee to becoming one of the most sought after rock vocalists in LA in the 1970s, Delta Lady chronicles Rita Coolidge’s fascinating journey throughout the ’60s-’70s pop/rock universe.
A muse to some of the twentieth century’s most influential rock musicians, she broke hearts, and broke up bands. Her relationship with drummer jim gordon took a violent turn during the legendary 1970 Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour; David Crosby maintained that her triangle with Stills and Graham Nash was the last straw for the group.
. Co-written with best-selling author michael walker, deeply personal memoir that offers a front row seat to an iconic era, Delta Lady is a rich, and illuminates the life of an artist whose career has helped shape modern American culture.
It's a Long Story: My LifeLittle, Brown and Company #ad - It's a story of true love, best friends, wild times, and barrooms, with a musical sound track ripping right through it. What i say is that this is the story of my life, told as clear as a Texas sky and in the same rhythm that I lived it. Leaving no stone unturned. ". My life gets lived on the road, tried and true, at home, and on the road again, and I've written it all down from my heart to yours.
Funny. The definitive autobiography of Willie Nelson "Unvarnished. Signed, Willie Nelson. Of my childhood in abbott, to the Pacific Northwest, Texas, from Nashville to Hawaii and all the way back again. Of selling vacuum cleaners and encyclopedias while hosting radio shows and writing song after song, hoping to strike gold.
It's a Long Story: My Life #ad - It's a story of restlessness and the purity of the moment and living right. So say the publishers about this book I've written.
Boys in the Trees: A MemoirFlatiron Books #ad - Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant simon & schuster, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, including the #1 song "You're So Vain. She was the first artist in history to win a grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, for her song "Let the River Run" from the movie Working Girl.
The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor.
Boys in the Trees: A Memoir #ad - . Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing "Anticipation" and "We Have No Secrets" among many others. Carly simon's new york times bestselling memoir, reveals her remarkable life, Boys in the Trees, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L.