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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: 0-517-58114-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-517-58114-8, LC: 92-44269, UPC: ?
          (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)

    C  

  5. #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)

  6. #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

  7. #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)

  8. #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  

  9. #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)

  10. #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)

  11. #zq - Dicaire, David.   {B}
          "The First Generation of Country Music Stars: Biographies of 50 Artists Born Before 1940"
          2007,

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

    E  

  13. #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)

  14. #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

  15. #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  

  16. #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

  17. #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: ?

  18. #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  

  19. #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: ?

  20. #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)

    L  

  21. #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

  22. #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

    N  

  23. #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  

  24. #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

    S  

  25. #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

  26. #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.

  27. #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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