Hell-Bent for Music
The biography of Pee Wee King, who had one of the most important & influential careers in country music & who co-wrote the most popular country music song of all time, The Tennessee Waltz . He took the polka & waltz rhythms of his youth, mixed them with the sounds of the big bands of the 30s & 40s, & flavored it all with the balladry & moods of the Western cowboy. He combined this new sound with folk & country traditions. The result was a smooth, listenable, danceable, up-to-date sound. Features a star-studded cast of characters from the history of music -- Eddy Arnold, Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Patti Page, & many others. Illustrations.