Critic. Writer. Teacher. Fan. Holly Gleason has lived inside the songs, followed the music and chronicled the evolution of Americana, country and roots music since -- as Steve Earle called it -- "the great late '80s credibility scare." With a special focus on songwriters, she's written extensively about John Prine, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, and Kris Kristofferson among many over the ensuing years. The 2016 International Network of Street Papers nominee for Best Cultural Reporting and 2016 Case Western Reserve Study of Pop Music/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Fellow is the editor of the anthology WOMAN WALK THE LINE: How The Women of Country Music Changed Our Lives, due in late September from the University of Texas Press.