Five Best Books on Country Music

From a Wall Street Journal story by Stephanie Clifford headlined “Five Best: Books on Country Music”:

Down Through the Years
By Jean Shepard (2014)

1. Even the slightest of country-music fans knows and loves Loretta Lynn’s 1976 memoir, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” and its 1980 movie adaptation. While it’s hard to outdo Lynn, memoirs from some lesser-known female country singers are equally compelling, like Jan Howard’s moving “Sunshine and Shadow” (1987) and Skeeter Davis’s trippy “Bus Fare to Kentucky” (1993). For my deep-cut pick, Jean Shepard’s got the edge.