Saturday Nights with Daddy at the Opry

Author: Libby Leverett-Crew
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418530808
Format: PDF
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Saturday Nights With Daddy at the Opry is both the story of growing up with a backstage pass to the entertainment world in Nashville as well as a heartwarming tale of a beautiful father-daughter relationship. From the time she was a baby, Les Leverett, who was the official photographer for the Grand Ole Opry took his daughter, Libby, with him each Saturday evening to witness country music's greatest entertainers. Sometimes Libby carried his equipment, sometimes she played with the other children of Opry performers, but she was always observing. Now some 40 years later, Libby Leverett-Crew touchingly remembers those Saturday nights with Minnie Pearl, Tex Ritter, Grandpa Jones, Roy Acuff, Dolly Parton, Porter Waggoner, Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, along with a few astronauts, muppets, ballet dancers, actors and actresses, and with Andy Warhol and kd lang thrown in. Saturday Nights with Daddy at the Opry is a celebration of music and family-incredibly well written from one lucky daughter's perspective. Includes more than 100 photographs by Les Leverett.

Come Walk with Me

Author: Elaine Ruth Pope
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146531587X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The author asks as you read this 'prison reform' book interlaced with small parts of her own personal involvement, that you overlook the grammar, punctuation and, sentence structure errors because she did not and, does not consider herself a writer. But she felt this story had to be told to inform society there is another view of prison life on the inside, rather than only the stories reported by the media and the justice system itself. Therefore, what you are about to read will take you on a journey into the chilling hellhole of prison and, you will find it is not at all what you expected it to be. Quite the contrary, it is a house of dreams for souls who are victims themselves: Victims of abuse while living on the outside in society and, victims of abuse by the penal system during incarceration. In addition, they are victims of drug and alcohol related incidents, or bad judgment and, in more cases than we can imagine, of wrongful conviction." "Elaine was almost oblivious to the insane walk; two sets of remote controlled steel gates, a search room, a 70-foot fenced walkway topped with rolls of ice-steel razor wire, another set of barred gates, but this time, she was conducted straight to the hospital. Every time she made this trip she was appalled at the madness behind the disproportionate security. It appeared to her the perimeter towers, rifles, steel topped clubs, pepper spray and stun guns strapped to the hips of every guard were security enough against men who were shackled behind these cement walls." (p. 17) "Elaine was alone in Starke, Florida. She had driven from Michigan alone to meet Horace and to help him with his appeals and also, when the time was right to become his wife. During the five months since her arrival from Michigan, she had made a few acquaintances, but hadnt had sufficient time to make a good friend. Horace had been her only friend. She had neither friends nor family to stand by her side to give comfort and solace as Horace slowly died a suffering death. But why? Why would a woman, who was considered an average societal wife and mother, leave family and home, even divorcing, to marry a man on death row? Why enter into an environment where personal diminishment is the daily experience? And especially perplexing, why enter into a relationship with a man whose impending death was possibly the only future? Why did Elaine do this? Did She have a choice? It seemed, somehow, her whole life had prepared her in a special way to follow this course, as if a plot had been written. Did she feel a martyr? Did she feel a fool? Did she feel courageous? Elaine truly doesn't have answers to any of these questions, yet one thing she knows about herself," (p. 21) "Even though Horace worked hard in the orange groves all day and led a Honky Tonk band at night in several Lounges in Bartow and Eloise, it didn't matter what he could have been. His reality was, he was marked...His being part Japanese at that prejudicial time and Native American as well, he was prejudged and condemned by an absurd record of poverty and ethnicity. Whether he was laboring in the groves or strumming his guitar playing in lounges at night, Horace was a wandering man with a wandering heart in search of fulfillment. And for this honky-tonk heartbreaker, unfortunately, the worst was about to come for he was one more person who would not be touched by the American Dream but was about to become part of Americas nightmare. (page 29) "The Court: If I can assure you that I would makewell, I will assure you that in the event you are sentenced to life or death The Defendant: Yes, maam. The Court:that I would do everything within my power to have them protect you, but in protecting you, not isolate you from sight and hearing of other inmates. The Defendant: Yes, maam, I understand.

Still in love with you

Author: Lycrecia Williams
Publisher: Rutledge Hill Pr
ISBN:
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The author recounts the lives of her parents, popular Country and Western stars whose alcoholism ended their lives prematurely

Just a Kentucky Boy

Author: Harold S. Johnson
Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
ISBN: 1572586559
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How does a country boy from Kentucky end up teaching and preaching in Lebanon and Africa, among other foreign countries? Simple! God had a plan for Harold S. Johnson--a plan that included spreading the gospel in the States and overseas. In his younger years, Harold did not aspire to be a teacher or a pastor, but God touched his young heart through the Voice of Prophecy when Harold was serving in the military, and he never looked back. After accepting Christ, his faith was tested, but he stood firm for his beliefs, and God provided for his needs. After being discharged from the military, Harold pursued a college degree and embarked on a whirlwind journey of serving the Lord overseas. Despite tragedy, hardships, daunting responsibilities, and political unrest, Harold faithfully served God where he was placed. Even in retirement, Harold continues to work for his heavenly Father, now serving as a hospital and military chaplain. "Just a Kentucky Boy" is a reminder to all of us that God can use everyone who fully surrenders to Him.

Kentucky Traveler

Author: Ricky Skaggs
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006209243X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Kentucky Traveler, Ricky Skaggs, the music legend who revived modern bluegrass music, gives a warm, honest, one-of-a-kind memoir of forty years in music—along with the Ten Commandments of Bluegrass, as handed down by Ricky’s mentor Bill Monroe; the Essential Guide to Bedrock Country Songs, a lovingly compiled walk through the songs that have moved Skaggs the most throughout his life; Songs the Lord Taught Us, a primer on Skaggs’s most essential gospel songs; and a bevy of personal snapshots of his musical heroes. For readers of Johnny Cash’s autobiography, lovers of O Brother Where Art Thou, and fans of country music and bluegrass, Kentucky Traveler is a priceless look at America’s most cherished and vibrant musical tradition through the eyes of someone who has lived it.

The Grand Ole Opry History of Country Music

Author: Paul Kingsbury
Publisher:
ISBN:
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A history of the Grand Ole Opry chronicles such events as its first broadcast in 1925, the rise of such stars as Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, and its role in the development of country music sound. 75,000 first printing. Tour.