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      This page lists Music Reference Books which include "Country" in their title, or whose primary focus is Country Music . This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of every book ever published about this genre of music. It is just a list of every book I own "{A}" or have personally referenced in local Wisconsin libraries.

      New pages split off from my original Bibliography page

{..} = Who owns, or owned, this reference book (see the complete code list in library)

Complete details in order by author and date (top/bottom of page)
| A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M |
| N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z |

    A  
  1. #is - Alden, Grant & Peter Blackstock (ed.).   {A} - cover scans
          "No Depression: An Introduction to Alternative Country Music, Whatever That Is", [1st ed., 3rd printing]
          Nashville, TN: Dowling Press
          1998, 256 p., ISBN: 1-891847-00-7, ISBN-13: 978-1-891847-00-4, LC: ?, UPC: 9-781891-847004

  2. #ph - Allen, Bob.   {A}{E} - cover scans
          "The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Country Music"
          Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell Publishing
          1994, 411 p., ISBN: 0-631-19106-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-631-19106-3, LC: 93-044462, UPC: 9-780631-191063
        781.642 - B63 (.E)

    B  

  3. #dv - Biracree, Tom.   {A} - cover scans
          "The Country Music Almanac"
          New York, NY: Prentice Hall
          1993, 280 p., ISBN: 0-671-79761-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-671-79761-4, LC: 93-9355, UPC: ?

  4. #dy - Bufwack, Mary A. & Robert K. Oermann   {A}{C}{F} - cover scans
          Finding Her Voice: The Saga of Women in Country Music
          New York, NY: Crown Publishers, Inc.,
          1993, 594 p., ISBN (hardcover): 0-517-58114-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-517-58114-8, LC: 92-44269, UPC: 9-780517-581148
          (note: p. 552-583 ... 31 page! Bibliography by artist, unfortunately these pages are not included in the index)
        781.642 - B929f (.C), 781.642 - Buf (.F)

  5. #8p - Bufwack, Mary A. & Robert K. Oermann   {A} - cover scans
          Finding Her Voice: The Illustrated History of Women in Country Music [reprint*]
          New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company
          1995, 594 p., ISBN: 0-8050-4265-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-8050-4265-8, LC: 95-017586, UPC: 9-780805-042658
    * "reprint" - other than the modified title, the cover, the publisher, and the ISBN, LC and UPC numbers, I can see no difference between #dy and #8p. A third book below, which I have not seen, modifed the title again and it is advertised as updated, "with updated material, an additional chapter, and new photos".

  6. #?? - Bufwack, Mary A. & Robert K. Oermann   {B}
          Finding Her Voice: Women in Country Music, 1800-2000
          Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press / Country Music Foundation Press
          2003, 607 p., ISBN: 0-8265-1432-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-8265-1432-5, LC: 2003-002519, UPC: 9-780826-514325
    "Updated" - see the #8p "reprint" note above
          Sample page scans courtesy of Amazon.com - front jacket scan - partial back jacket scan - copyright page scan - TOC page 1 scan - TOC page 2 scan

    C  

  7. #fz - Carlin, Richard   {A}{C}{F}{I} - cover scans
          "The Big Book of Country Music, A Biographical Encyclopedia"
          New York, NY: Penguin Books
          1995, 526 p., ISBN: 0-14-023509-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-14-023509-8, LC: 94-39275, UPC: 9-780140-235098
        781.642 - C282b (.C), 781.6420922 - Car (.F), R - ML 102 - .C7 - C28 (.I)

  8. #wc - Carlin, Richard, {A} - cover scans
          "American Popular Music: Country"
          New York, NY: Checkmark Books, An imprint of Infobase Publishing
          2006, 284 p., ISBN: 0-8160-6927-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6927-9, LC: 2004-28882, UPC: 9-780816-069279
          Hardcover: Facts On File, Inc., An imprint of Infobase Publishing Infobase Publishing, ISBN: 0-8160-5312-X, ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5312-4

  9. #eb - Cornfield, Robert with Marshall Fallwell, Jr.   {C} "Just Country: Country People, Stories, Music"
          New York, etc: McGraw-Hill Book Company
          1976, 176 p., ISBN: 0-07-013178-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-07-013178-1, LC: 76-17061, UPC: ?
        781.642 - C816j (.C)

  10. #fl - Country Music Magazine (from the Editors of).   {A} - cover scans
          "The Comprehensive Country Music Encyclopedia"
          New York, NY: Times Book / Random House
          1994, 449 p., ISBN: 0-8129-2247-6, ISBN-13: 978-0-8129-2247-9, LC: 94-78321, UPC: 9-780812-922479

    D  

  11. #ec - Deller, Fred.   {F}
          "The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music"
          New York, NY: Harmony Books
          1977, 256 p., ISBN: ?, LC: ?
        R - 782.421642 - Ill (.F)
          1987, 208 p., ISBN: 0-517-56502-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-517-56502-5, LC: ? 1st rev. ed. (by Fred Deller, Roy Thompson, Alan Cackett)
          1994, 208 p., ISBN: 0-517-88139-X, ISBN-13: 978-0-517-88139-2, LC: ? (by Alan Cackett)
          1997, ? p., ISBN: 0-517-17619-X, ISBN-13: 978-0-517-17619-1, LC: ? (by Alan Cackett)

  12. #ed - Deller, Fred.   {C}{F}
          "The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music"
          New York, NY: Harmony Books
          1986, 208 p., ISBN: 0-517-56503-X, ISBN-13: 978-0-517-56503-2, LC: 86-18423
        R - 784.52 - D357h (.C), R - 782.421642 - Har (.F)

  13. #zq - Dicaire, David.   {B}
          "The First Generation of Country Music Stars: Biographies of 50 Artists Born Before 1940"
          2007, 312 p., ISBN: 0-7864-3021-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-3021-5

  14. #zr - Dicaire, David.   {B}
          "The New Generation of Country Music Stars: Biographies of 50 Artists Born After 1940"
          2008,

    E  

  15. #ah - Eremo, Judie (ed.).   {C} - cover scans
          "Country Musicians: (from the pages of Guitar Player, Keyboard and Frets magazines)"
          Cupertino, CA: A GPI Book, New York, NY: Grove Press
          1987, 151 p., ISBN: 0-802-13003-8 LC: 87-11875, UPC: ?
        784.52 - C855 (.C)

  16. #gj - Erlewine, Michael with Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra & Stephen Thomas Erlewine (ed.).   {A} - cover scans
          "All Music Guide to Country, 1st ed."
          San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books
          1997, 617 p., ISBN: 0-87930-475-8, ISBN-13: 978-0-87930-475-1, LC: 97-060980, UPC: 9-780879-304751

  17. #sa - Bogdanov, Vladimir, Chris Woodstra & Stephen Thomas Erlewine (ed.).   {A}{U} - cover scans
          "All Music Guide to Country, 2nd ed."
          San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books
          2003, 963 p., ISBN: 0-87930-760-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-87930-760-8, LC: 2003-062827, UPC: 9-780879-307608

    G  

  18. #gx - Goodman, David.   - cover scans   {A}
          "Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide & Directory" (Version 1.01)
          East Petersburg, PA: Modern Twang / Wild Boy Publications
          1998, 300 p., ISBN: ?, LC: ?
          Dowling Press - countryreview.com [Archive] - Country Standard Time [Archive]
          FolkLib Index references in this book

  19. #it - Goodman, David.   {A} - cover scans
          "Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide & Directory, 2nd ed."
          Nashville, TN?: Dowling Press
          1999, 439 p., ISBN: 1-891847-03-1, LC: ?

  20. #fr - Gregory, Hugh.   {C}
          "Who's Who in Country Music"
          London, England: Weidenfeld and Nicholson
          1993, 262 p., ISBN: ?, LC: ?
        781.642 - G793w (.C)

    H  

  21. #3f - Heggeness, Fred.   {B}
          "Rarest of the Rare Country Western Price Guide 1990-91"
          city?: FH Publishing
          1990, ? p., ISBN: ?, ASIN: B000KEZFO2, ISBN-13: ?, LC: ?, UPC: ?

  22. #gn - Heggeness, Fred.   {A}{C} - cover scans
          "Goldmine Country Western Record & CD Price Guide, 1st ed."
          Iola, WI: Krause Publications
          1996, 448 p., ISBN: 0-87341-470-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-87341-470-8, LC: 96-76683, UPC: 9-780873-414708
        781.642 - H463g (.C)

    K  

  23. #hg - Kingsbury, Paul (ed.).   {A}{C} - cover scans
          "The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music",
          (Compiled by the staff of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, with the assistance of Laura Garrard, Daniel Cooper and John Rumble)
          New York, NY / Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press
          1998, 634 p., ISBN: 0-19-511671-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-19-511671-7, LC: 97-51362, UPC: 9-780195-176087
        781.642 - E56 (.C)

    L  

  24. #6z - Larkin, Colin   {A} - cover scans
          "The Guinness Who's Who of Country Music"
          Enfield, Middlesex, U.K.: Guinness Publishing, Ltd.
          1993, 479 p., ISBN: 0-85112-726-6, ISBN-13: 978-0-85112-726-2, LC: ?, UPC: 9-780851-127262

  25. #7a - Larkin, Colin   {A} - cover scans
          "The Virgin Encyclopedia of Country Music"
          London, U.K.: Virgin Books, in association with Muze UK Ltd.
          1998, 512 p., ISBN: 0-7535-0236-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-7535-0236-5, LC: ?, UPC: 9-780753-502365

  26. #8q - Lornell, Kip   {A} - cover scans
          "Virginia's Blues, Country, & Gospel Records 1902-1943: An Annotated Discography"
          Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky
          1989, 238 p., ISBN (hardcover): 0-8131-1658-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-8131-1658-7, LC: 89-5613, no UPC
          ISBN (paperback): 0-8131-5631-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-8131-5631-6 {B}

    N  

  27. #zw - Neely, Tim.   {A} - cover scans
          "Goldmine Country & Western Record Price Guide, 2nd ed."
          [major update of the 1st ed. by the late (d. 1997) Fred Heggeness]
          Iola, WI: Krause Publications
          2001, 544 p., ISBN: 0-87341-949-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-87341-949-9, LC: 2001-268468, UPC: 9-780873-419499

    R  

  28. #ft - Richards, Tad & Melvin B. Shestack.   {A} - cover scans
          "The New Country Music Encyclopedia"
          New York and others: A Fireside Book/Simon & Schuster
          1993, 270 p., ISBN: 0-671-78258-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-671-78258-0, LC: 93-17689, UPC: 9-780671-782580

  29. #ln - Russell, Tony   {A} - cover scans
          "Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942"
          New York, NY: Oxford University Press
          2004, 1183 p., ISBN: 0-19-513989-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-19-513989-1, LC: 2002-2264, UPC: 9-780195-139891
          Record Labels

    S  

  30. #2m - Scott, Christian.   {A} - cover scans
          "Country Music & Sacred Recording Artists Pseudonyms 1922-1941"
          Lexington, KY: self published
          2014, 264 p., ISBN: 1-5007-8617-9, ISBN-13: 978-1-5007-8617-5, LC: none, UPC: 9-781500-786175

  31. #2n - Scott, Christian.   {B} - front cover scan (Amazon) - back cover scan (Amazon)
          "Who's Who in Country Music (Early Artists Pseudonyms) 1922 - 1941"
          Lexington, KY: self published
          2014, 264 p., ISBN: 1-5058-5836-4, ISBN-13: 978-1-5058-5836-5, LC: ?, UPC: 9-781505-858365
          Per the sample copy at Amazon, this must be a reprint. Everything about it is identical, except the title, ISBN and UPC are different and the back cover has no text.

  32. #bm - Shestack, Melvin.   {A}{C}{E}{F} - cover scans
          "The Country Music Encyclopedia"
          New York: NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Company
          1974, 410 p., ISBN: 0-690-00442-7, ISBN-13: 978-0-690-00442-7, LC: 74-9644, UPC: ?
        780.92 - S554c (.C) R - 784.03 - Sh5 (.E) 782.421642 - She (.F)

All the above books in order by author and date

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