The Resource Nashville chrome, Rick Bass

Nashville chrome, Rick Bass

Label
Nashville chrome
Title
Nashville chrome
Statement of responsibility
Rick Bass
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A "splendid" novel based on the rise and fall of the Browns, Arkansas siblings who became country music legends, by an award-winning author (Dallas Morning News). Late in 1959, the Brown siblings-Maxine, Bonnie, and Jim Ed-were enjoying unprecedented international success, rivaled only by their longtime friend Elvis Presley. They had a bona fide mega hit on their hands, which topped both the country and pop charts and gave rise to the polished sound of the multibillion dollar country music industry we know today. Mesmerized by the Browns' haunting harmonies, the Beatles even tried to learn their secret. Their unique harmony, however, was only achievable through shared blood, and the trio's perfect pitch was honed by a childhood spent listening for the elusive pulse and tone of an impeccably tempered blade at their parent's Arkansas sawmill. But the Browns' celebrity couldn't survive the world changing around them, and the bonds of family began to fray along with the fame. Heartbreakingly, the novel jumps between the Browns' promising past and the present, which finds Maxine-once supremely confident and ravenous in her pursuit of applause-ailing and alone. As her world increasingly narrows, her hunger for just one more chance to secure her legacy only grows, as does her need for human connection. Lyrical and nuanced, Nashville Chrome hits all the right grace notes with its vivid evocation of an era in American music, while at its heart it is a wrenching meditation on the complexities of fame and of one family-forgotten yet utterly unforgettable when reclaimed by Bass-who experienced them firsthand
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Summary
Maxine, Bonnie, and Jim Ed Brown are a family act with a hit record sitting atop 1959's country music charts. The world at their feet, lives of success seem to spread out before them like an unending highway. But celebrity has its price, and the times ahead will deliver more than their fair share of bumps in the road
Theme
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
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369134
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1958-
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Bass, Rick
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Browns (Musical group)
  • Country musicians
  • Country music
  • Nashville (Tenn.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Nashville chrome, Rick Bass
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11992203
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547523903
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11992203
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11992203
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Nashville chrome, Rick Bass
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11992203
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547523903
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11992203
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11992203
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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