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The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

Peter Cooper on Johnny's Cash and Charley's Pride

Great article and interview!   Now if the print issues featured articles like this I'd consider subscribing. Instead it appears based on the table of contents for the 2017 Summer issue to have shifted to a pseudoacademic focus.  

This is a wonderful article...and I ordered the book...and as someone who has spoken with Peter Cooper a couple of times, I can say that he's also a really great guy...and a fine singer and songwriter as well as an author...thanks Henry...very well done...so glad you featured this book.

Thanks Henry for another great posting. I appreciate country music but I'm not a huge fan and yet this book sounds like a must-have. I have some Peter Cooper albums which I think are very good but he sounds like he may even be a better writer than a musician. I was impressed by the intelligence and wisdom he revealed in your interview.