Narrator Colby Elliott exuberantly presents this wild and crazy story, set in Mississippi and Nashville. It focuses on the country music industry--its stars and occasional instances of behind-the-scenes corruption. Elliott's expert rendering of characters includes music executives, including raspy-voiced cheater Bill Herron and his silver- tongued partner, Franklin Peavy; their latest superstar, dazzling Eddie Long; and the constantly inquisitive journalist, Jimmy Rogers, who always names names. Minor characters, such as the spirited African-American crew at Estella's Rib Joint, are equally well portrayed. Most entertaining is whiny New York agent Jay Colvin. Listeners will immediately recognize each character's voice as they follow this topsy-turvy story about who REALLY penned the song everyone loves. Most touching is Elliott's rendition of a gorgeous spiritual at a heartbreaking funeral. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2017]
Digital Download Last Word Audio 2016
DD ISBN $29.99
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