Monday, July 13, 2009

Paul Hemphill: Nashville Sound (Simon & Schuster 1970/everthemore 2005) A Cappella Books and Atlanta lost a great friend and talent with the recent passing of versatile writer, Paul Hemphill. Paul wrote with wit and precision, fiction and non-fiction on a variety of subjects: sports, music, and the melting pot called southern culture. Considered by some to be the best book ever written about country music, Paul's first book, Nashville Sound is without a doubt an honest look into the "real" country music that once poured with ease and without pretense from the small sound studios of Tennessee. That long gone world might as well be of another planet as far as we have come since then.