x 9 Trade Paperback - 180 Pages (B/W Photos)
last, the most complete book ever written on the life and career
of America's No. 1 folk music legend.
in an Ozarks Mountain cabin, Jimmy walked fourteen miles a day
to attend high school. He later became a schoolteacher, an RCA
Victor recording star, performed at Carnegie Hall and was a
member of the Grand Ole Opry. He wrote such notable songs as
The Battle of New Orleans, Tennessee
Stud, The Wilderness Road, He Had A Long Chain On, Damyankee
Lad and dozens more.
"100th Birthday Edition" tells the story of Jimmy's
family history, his recordings, awards, official appointments
and more. And, at last in one place is the story of the historic
Rackensack Folklore Society, Arkansas Folk Festival, Ozark Folk
Center, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Buffalo National River and
the Jimmy Driftwood Barn.
is the most comprehensive book ever written on Jimmy's life
and times, his career, music and poetry, and includes the greatest
collection ever of historic and exclusive photos and illustrations—over
40 in all—thanks to the Archives at the University of
Central Arkansas, the Grand Ole Opry Museum, Department of Arkansas
Heritage, Stone County Historical Society, the Rackensack Folklore
Society and many others. The archives of Grammy-winning Opry
photographer Les Leverett are included.
20-plus pages of "The Life, Career & Legacy of Jimmy
Driftwood" is a compilation of dozens of quotations from
individuals, media publications and books from as long ago as
1958. You will not find them anyplace else. We even included
a "Driving Tour of the 'Driftwood District'" so you
can locate landmarks of his life in the Ozarks.
ORDER CLICK ON BOOK BELOW