Country Music Humorists and Comedians Hardback
by Loyal Jones
Part of the Music in American Life series
This volume is an encyclopedia of country music performers who have used comedy as a central component of their presentation.
Loyal Jones offers a conversational and informative biographical sketch of each performer, often including a sample of the musician's humor, a recording history, and amusing anecdotal tidbits.
In an entertaining style, Jones covers performers throughout the twentieth century, from such early stars of vaudeville and radio barn dances as the Skillet Lickers and the Weaver Brothers and Elviry, to regulars on Hee Haw and the Grand Old Opry, continuing to current comedians such as the Austin Lounge Lizards, Ray Stevens, and Jeff Foxworthy.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: University of Illinois Press
- Publication Date: 08/10/2008
- Category: Country & Western music
- ISBN: 9780252033698