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Anita Kerr book
Posted by Gary Bryson
on December 4, 2021, 8:54 pm
I read it. Its a book about Anita's life with the emphasis on music. It isn't a book about Jim Reeves, Chet Atkins, OWen Bradley or anyone Anita worked with, although many people from her Nashville days are mentioned and certain things about them are written. She has some very nice things to say about Jim, some of which I had read before and some I had not. A lot of the book covers her career and life after she left Nashville for California and later for Europe. I am not familiar with her career from those years except for the tribute album she did on Jim in 1968. I have heard that album and she had some nice things to say about Jim from that time.
Her years in Nashville are what interest me most and I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't more about those years in the book. About half the book deals with her history growing up and life until she left Nashville in 1965 to move to California. And about half deals with her life after Nashville.
One thing that was driven home to me is that Anita is as much responsible for "The Nashville Sound" as anyone including Chet Atkins, Owen Bradley or any of the artists, like Jim Reeves. Without Anita, there likely would have been no "Nashville Sound".
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