A near-fine set. Illustrated throughout. First editions, first impressions, in handsome Bayntun-Riviere bindings, of the complete biography, containing the full eight volumes of the Life, plus 13 supplementary volumes. In scope and thoroughness easily among the finest biographies ever written, the project was begun by Winston Churchill's son Randolph, who published the first two volumes before his death, and then continued by Martin Gilbert.
The supplementary volumes, often lacking, are of particular value, forming a unique and extensive source of previously unpublished Churchill material. Further supplementary volumes were published from through to the project's completion with the 23rd volume in The set was collected by and bound for Alan Keith McMillan, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedowns. Over 22 years, McMillan purchased each volume new, and had them uniformly bound by Bayntun-Riviere, neatly recording the purchase price, binding cost and date to the rear free endpaper of the volumes.
More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Published by Printed by St. Clements Press Ltd. About this Item: Printed by St. First edition, only printing. This remarkable discovery is a previously unknown publication of Churchill s 16 October Address to the American People about the Munich Agreement. No other contemporary stand-alone publication of this speech is known. This pamphlet is definitively contemporary, evidenced by accompanying Chartwell stationery printed: "19th November With Mr.
Churchill s compliments. Of note, this pamphlet appears likely to have been printed from a late-stage version of Churchill s speech notes prior to delivery of the speech. On 30 September , British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned from Munich to announce that he had ceded Czechoslovakia s Sudetenland to Hitler in return for "peace in our time. Munich worsened relations between Churchill and Chamberlain.
Churchill now used his personal platform to appeal directly to the American people with a strikingly blunt assault on the moral and strategic infirmity of the Munich agreement and a clarion call for preparedness. Less than a year later, in September , Churchill returned to the Admiralty. He replaced Chamberlain as Prime Minister in May America did not formally enter the war until December , but Churchill s relationship with America and her President, with its vital material support, enabled Britain to survive the interval.
The pamphlet measures The front cover is a title page with text on pages , drop-head title at page 2, printer information on the lower right corner of the fourth and final page, and subject sub-headings in bold punctuating the text. The paper size and type are uncommon for a speech pamphlet of the time.
A printer is noted on the lower right rear cover, but no publisher specified. The layout features paragraph breaks for nearly every sentence, more analogous to the famous psalm form in which Churchill printed his speech notes, rather than to the more conventional, condensed paragraph format of published versions. Churchill often made revisions to his speeches until the final moments preceding delivery, including this specific speech.
Courtesy of The Churchill Archives Centre, we have reviewed Churchill s original hand-corrected notes of this speech. Comparison of this pamphlet s text to Churchill s original speech notes reveal a number of hand-made emendations to the speech as delivered which are not incorporated into this printed pamphlet.
We will detail these differences upon request. Among numerous small, substantive differences between the pamphlet and the speech as delivered and later published is inclusion of two notably blunt lines which the original speech notes show were added by hand by Churchill to the final draft: "Britain must arm.
America must arm. A substantial five-sentence passage essentially the "hard-sell" to the American people, beginning with the line "Far away, happily protected by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, you, the people of the United States " appears as the final paragraph in the pamphlet but was relocated closer to the mid-point of the speech when delivered.
While evidence supports a conclusion that the pamphlet was printed prior to delivery of the speech, the dated compliments slip definitively bounds the publication date.
Condition is superb. We note no losses, tears, or appreciable wear or soiling. A hint of toning and a horizontal crease ostensibly from when the speech was originally posted - are the only signs of age or handling. The compliments slip on Chartwell stationery is in identical condition, showing only a neat horizontal crease and mild age-toning.
More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. Published by London: George G. Harrap, From: Peter L. Boston, MA, U. About this Item: London: George G. Harrap, , First Edition; copies were printed. A fine copy in a jacket with light wear and tear; in a custom clamshell box. Inscribed by the author, 'To Mrs. Gamble from Winston S. Churchill, July, More information about this seller Contact this seller 9.
Published by Cassell and Company, Ltd. About this Item: Cassell and Company, Ltd. First edition, first printing. Margaret's, Westminster, "the parish church of the House of Commons. Churchill ". Brilliant, at Cambridge Smyth took a double first in the history tripos and won the Thirwall Medal and the Gladstone Prize, also securing on the same day as R. Butler , a fellowship at his college.
Smyth was just 23 when his first book was published, and was ordained in In , Smyth was in his early forties when the Crown appointed him Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster. Margaret's has been known as the "parish church of the House of Commons. Margaret's in , and, on VE day in , he led members of the House of Commons in procession to St.
Margaret's for a thanksgiving service. The following year Smyth received this inscribed copy of The Gathering Storm. Smyth's decade-long rectory coincided with Churchill's years as Leader of the Opposition and his second and final premiership.
Though a "somewhat prickly nature stood in the way of his preferment to senior posts" at St. Margaret's, Smyth "proved to be a parish priest of the highest calibre, and in the immediate post-war era large congregations gathered at St. Margaret's on Sunday mornings to hear his erudite sermons which were expressed with great clarity and fine use of the English language. The Second World War is Churchill's own history of the epic 20th century struggle so indelibly stamped by his leadership.
The six volumes of the British first edition were published between and Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper proved prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are often severely faded, and the dust jackets are vulnerable to pronounced spine toning.
Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce, collector-worthy sets in original bindings with noteworthy inscriptions particularly so. This set is noteworthy for both the inscription and condition. The inscribed Volume I is near fine in a near fine dust jacket; the binding is perfect except for a tiny corner bump, the contents are bright with no ownership marks other than the author's inscription.
Modest spotting is confined to the page edges and the top edge shows some uniform sunning. The dust jacket is bright and unclipped, with no losses or tears. The balance of the set is at least near fine in near fine dust jackets. The black cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight with bright spine gilt and virtually no wear.
The contents are clean with no previous ownership marks, dark red topstain, and trivial spotting confined to the page edges. The dust jackets are complete, unclipped with no losses, and free of the usual spine toning, with bright red spine subtitles. We note only light wear at a few spine ends and a small, red ink mark just above the author's name on the Volume III jacket spine.
All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. The set is housed in two red cloth slipcases, each of which accommodates three volumes. More information about this seller Contact this seller Condition: Fine. First Edition, First Printing of both books in this two volume set. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books.
Signed by Author s. Seller Inventory ABE Published by Longmans, Green and Co. About this Item: Longmans, Green and Co. Noteworthy for condition alone, this book is not only enriched by association with O Bryen s family, but is also accompanied by a small archive including an original drawing of the Malakand Pass and five contemporary photographs depicting Colonel O Bryen, his Regiment, and a native militia.
His father was a decorated Colonel with the Indian Staff Corps. O Bryen was second in command of the 30th Punjabis when he was given command of the Bengal Infantry s 31st Punjab Regiment on 5 August Less than two months later he was killed in action. Churchill dedicated words to describing O Bryen s courageous death and philosophically speculating on the peculiar role of chance in warfare which had claimed O Bryen on the same battlefields that spared Churchill: " the 31st Punjaub infantry advanced under Colonel O Bryen he directed the fire and animated the spirit of the men At last, he was carried mortally wounded from the action a military career differs from all others All his fortunes must be staked afresh each time he goes into action the indiscriminating bullet settles everything though the death in action of a colonel at the head of his regiment is as fine an end as a soldier can desire, it is mournful to record " Churchill s words apparently found O Bryen s wife and daughter.
The sole ownership name in the book is "O Bryen 29 Ellerker Gardens Richmond-Surrey" in three lines inked on the half-title. The upper corner of the p. The book is a beautifully clean, near-fine copy.
The green cloth binding is square, tight, clean, and bright with no discernible color shift between spine and covers and only trivial wear to hinges and corners and minor wrinkling at spine ends.
The contents are atypically bright with incidental spotting confined to the otherwise clean page edges. All maps are intact, including folding maps at pages 1 and , as are the frontispiece and tissue guard and the original black endpapers. The mull is nominally exposed in the gutter following the half-title, but this is strictly a cosmetic issue, not affecting binding integrity. The unsigned ink drawing of a mountain pass and military encampment accompanying the O Bryen Malakand is on a folded and spotted 4.
Triangles at the lower left, presumably tents, are captioned "Dargai Camp" and the lower right is captioned "Dotted line shows Malakand Pass". Lacking final leaf errata and colophon. First English translation of Pliny's Natural History. The first edition of the first English translation of the magestrial Natural History of Pliny, made by Philemon Holland , one of the most accomplished translators of the Elizabethan age.
Indeed, after four centuries, Holland is still the only translator of this work to attempt to evoke its literary richness and beauty" Lowndes , Pforzheimer ; STC ; cf. PMM 5 18th century paneled calf gilt, rebacked with original spine laid down. A clean copy overall with some light marginal foxing to index vol 1 and title of vol 2, final leaf lacking Large woodcut emblem on title pages, woodcut initials, headpieces.
More information about this seller Contact this seller About this Item: London, printed by C. Roworth for T. Egerton, Later half calf, spine ribbed and gilt. XXVI, pp. First edition; with bookplate of Nancy Kent Perry. Including the first chart of the southern coast of Victoria.
It is of the highest significance to any collection of Australian books and no collection of books dealing with coastal discovery or with Victoria can be without it' Wantrup p. Including the often missing 'list of the encouragers of this work' - A few blind-stamped library stamps in margin; some leaves soiled or browned.
Published by London: published by T. Olliver, [November] From: Peter Harrington. London, United Kingdom. About this Item: London: published by T. Olliver, [November] , Small octavo x With the armorial bookplate of F. Some light scuffing to extremities, only a few trivial spots within, otherwise a clean copy, notably tall with the fore-edge and lower margin barely trimmed, a near-fine copy.
With the half-title. First edition of Mary Shelley's first book, compiled at Marlowe, where she also finished Frankenstein, which was published on 1 January It comprises Mary's page journal account of her travels through Europe after her elopement with Percy, accompanied by her stepsister Claire Clairmont, from July to September To this she added her and Percy's letters, his all to Thomas Love Peacock, relating their second European sojourn, in the summer of , around Lake Geneva and the vale of Chamouni, Switzerland.
The final addition is Shelley's powerful and mysterious poem "Mont Blanc", which finds its first appearance in print here. From: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc. New York, NY, U.
About this Item: Engraved frontis. Three vols. Thick 8vo, cont. I]; Ulm [Vols. First edition of this renowned account of Uffenbach's book-collecting travels through Saxony, Belgium, Holland, and England. Uffenbach , was a member of a rich and famous noble family and studied at Strasbourg and Halle, where he developed his enthusiasm for collecting books and manuscripts.
He constantly patronized the libraries and bookshops of Halle and read all the learned journals. With a large budget, he conceived a desire to form an encyclopedic library covering all fields of knowledge save for the sciences, which he left to his brother, Johann Friedrich Armand.
His book-collecting adventures in England, the Low Countries, and northern Germany during the years are delightfully recorded in the present diary. In Uffenbach visited London, Cambridge, and Oxford. In London he saw the sights, the libraries, and the bookshops, and in the university towns he spent long hours in the libraries. His diary, full of acute observations of men, manners, places, and books, was published twenty years after his death.
From this journey he brought home four thousand books, or, in the final count, one-third of his library at Frankfurt am Main. We find in this travel diary much on other subjects such as museums, scientific instruments including machines and automatons, technological developments, etc. There is also much on Uffenbach's own library. Uffenbach was able to build one of the greatest collections of books and manuscripts formed in the 18th century; this magnificent and enormous library amounted to more than 40, titles in 12, volumes.
This travel diary was edited by Johann Georg Schelhorn, who has provided a long biographical account of Uffenbach in the preliminary leaves of Vol. Fine set and rare; I have been looking for a fine set for many years. Buzas, Deutsche Bibliotheksgeschichte der Neuzeit , pp.
Robson-Scott, German Travellers in England , pp. Published by John Stockdale, London About this Item: John Stockdale, London, Condition: In fine condition.
Octavo, with two folding maps handcoloured in outline; a most attractive copy in contemporary tree calf, the ornately gilt spine skilfully renewed. First edition: a study of the Australian continent and the history of its discovery, only possible with the completion and publication of Cook's first voyage. This is the essential precursor book for the First Fleet, the widely read description of Australia published to coincide with the departure of the Fleet for New South Wales, including a description of the planned penal colony and a description of the command of the settlement.
Not surprisingly, public interest in the radical scheme was considerable and the enterprising publisher John Stockdale rushed this book through the press to meet popular demand. The fine handcoloured maps detail the continent, Botany Bay and, most interestingly, the 'Passage from England to Botany Bay in New Holland ', showing the route that the Fleet must take. In keeping with the public contention surrounding the issue of transportation to New South Wales, this book includes an extract on banishment derived from William Eden's Principles of Penal Law.
The inclusion of this extract has led to the traditional misattribution to Eden of the whole book, whose compiler in fact remains unknown to this day. The History of New Holland comprises a readable summary of information about Australia, including early discoveries on the Western Australian coast and the explorations of Captain Cook on the eastern seaboard. As a description of Australia, it is essentially a synthesis for those unwilling to navigate the voluminous works of earlier mariners.
It draws considerably upon the work of William Dampier - indeed the unknown compiler comments upon the 'roughness of his style' and takes some pride in presenting his facts in a rational manner.
Dampier's literary technique is condemned while its content is applauded: 'though it may at present disgust the polished reader from wading through so crude a mass of information, by no means derogates from the merit of his work'. Provenance: Private collection Sydney. Si vende da Antonio Ristori dirimpetto alla Posta, in Firenze, Con Licenza de Superiori. Contents in three parts, complete.
Includes one foldout plate facing p. With engraved portrait medallion of Boccaccio to title page. Verso of title page with woodcut coat-of-arms of dedicatee, the Marquis Andrea Gerini. With full-page plate facing p. With printed footnotes throughout. Published by Antonio Ristori in Florence in He was the father of Charles James Fox. Created in in the Elizabethan or Jacobean style for the diplomat Sir Walter Cope, the building later passed to the powerful Rich family, then the Fox family, under whose ownership it became a noted gathering-place for Whigs in the 19th century.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Holland House had the largest private grounds of any house in London, including Buckingham Palace.
Thick volume. Laid paper. Wide margins. With aggiunte correzioni added corrections printed at rear pp. Page misprinted as , p. The engine was tested to ensure it would last the entire flight, and was run for over 40 hours while still in the Parisian factory. The aircraft, christened L'Oiseau Blanc , was painted white, [note 2] and had the French tricolor markings, with Nungesser's personal World War I flying ace logo: a skull and crossbones , candles and a coffin, on a black heart, painted on the fuselage.
In April , the PL. Most of the flights were conducted around Villacoublay and Chartres. The evaluations proceeded successfully through the flight envelope without major changes required to the basic design. The only incident of note was a fire that broke out in the hangar where the PL. Scorched fabric on the top wing was the result with effective repairs carried out shortly after. On 7 May , after the tests were complete, the aircraft was prepared for its record flight, flying from Villacoublay to Le Bourget Field.
The intended flight path was a great circle route, which would have taken them across the English Channel , over the southwestern part of England and Ireland, across the Atlantic to Newfoundland, then south over Nova Scotia , to Boston , and finally to a water landing in New York.
In Ireland, an aircraft overhead was reported by a resident of the town of Dungarvan and a Catholic priest reported a sighting over the village of Carrigaholt , then no further verified reports were made. Crowds of people gathered in New York to witness the historic arrival, with tens of thousands of people crowding Battery Park in Manhattan to have a good view of the Statue of Liberty, where the aircraft was scheduled to touch down. After this time had passed, with no word as to the aircraft's fate, it was realized that the aircraft had been lost.
In the immediate aftermath of their disappearance, an international search was launched to find Nungesser and Coli. Aviation Digest sponsored a well-known pilot, Floyd Bennett , to search the area between New York and Newfoundland for nine days. The Canadian government search and rescue organizations also sent out two search aircraft one of which crashed.
Lawrence River. After a flight of 33 hours, 30 minutes, he received a hero's welcome when he arrived in Paris, even as the French mourned the loss of Nungesser and Coli. The mainstream view was that L'Oiseau Blanc crashed over the Atlantic due to a squall. Nonetheless, 12 witnesses in Newfoundland and Maine claimed to have heard the aircraft as it passed overhead.
As Webb Pierce put it in , "Once upon a time, it was almost impossible to sell country music in a place like New York City. Nowadays, television takes us everywhere, and country music records and sheet music sell as well in large cities as anywhere else. The Country Music Association was founded in , in part because numerous country musicians were appalled by the increased influence of rock and roll on country music.
Beginning in the mids, and reaching its peak during the early s, the Nashville sound turned country music into a multimillion-dollar industry centered in Nashville, Tennessee. Under the direction of producers such as Chet Atkins , Bill Porter , Paul Cohen , Owen Bradley , Bob Ferguson , and later Billy Sherrill , the sound brought country music to a diverse audience and helped revive country as it emerged from a commercially fallow period.
This subgenre was notable for borrowing from s pop stylings: a prominent and smooth vocal, backed by a string section violins and other orchestral strings and vocal chorus. Instrumental soloing was de-emphasized in favor of trademark "licks". The "slip note" piano style of session musician Floyd Cramer was an important component of this style. By the mids, the genre had developed into countrypolitan. Countrypolitan was aimed straight at mainstream markets, and it sold well throughout the later s into the early s.
In , Ray Charles surprised the pop world by turning his attention to country and western music, topping the charts and rating number three for the year on Billboard's pop chart  with the " I Can't Stop Loving You " single, and recording the landmark album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music.
It relied on electric instruments and amplification, in particular the Telecaster electric guitar, more than other subgenres of the country music of the era, and it can be described as having a sharp, hard, driving, no-frills, edgy flavor—hard guitars and honky-tonk harmonies. Ken Nelson , who had produced Owens and Haggard and Rose Maddox became interested in the trucking song subgenre following the success of Six Days on the Road and asked Red Simpson to record an album of trucking songs.
Haggard's White Line Fever was also part of the trucking subgenre. By the late s, Western music, in particular the cowboy ballad, was in decline. Relegated to the "country and Western" genre by marketing agencies, popular Western recording stars released albums to only moderate success. The latter was largely limited to Buck Owens , Merle Haggard , and a few other bands.
However the cowboy ballad and honky-tonk music would be resurrected and reinterpreted in the s with the growth in popularity of "outlaw country" music from Texas and Oklahoma. Derived from the traditional Western and honky tonk musical styles of the late s and s, including Ray Price whose band, the "Cherokee Cowboys", included Willie Nelson and Roger Miller and mixed with the anger of an alienated subculture of the nation during the period, outlaw country revolutionized the genre of country music.
Waylon and I had that outlaw image going, and when it caught on at colleges and we started selling records, we were O. The whole outlaw thing, it had nothing to do with the music, it was something that got written in an article, and the young people said, 'Well, that's pretty cool. It was encapsulated in the album Wanted! The Outlaws. One stream of outlaw country music which emerged as subgenre in its own right was termed " Red Dirt music.
Country pop or soft pop, with roots in the countrypolitan sound, folk music, and soft rock , is a subgenre that first emerged in the s. Although the term first referred to country music songs and artists that crossed over to top 40 radio, country pop acts are now more likely to cross over to adult contemporary music.
In response George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Jean Shepard and other traditional Nashville country artists dissatisfied with the new trend formed the short-lived "Association of Country Entertainers" in ; the ACE soon unraveled in the wake of Jones and Wynette's bitter divorce and Shepard's realization that most others in the industry lacked her passion for the movement.
During the mids, Dolly Parton , a successful mainstream country artist since the late s, mounted a high-profile campaign to cross over to pop music, culminating in her hit " Here You Come Again ", which topped the U. Parton's male counterpart, Kenny Rogers , came from the opposite direction, aiming his music at the country charts, after a successful career in pop, rock and folk music with The First Edition , achieving success the same year with " Lucille ", which topped the country charts and reached No.
Parton and Rogers would both continue to have success on both country and pop charts simultaneously, well into the s. Artists like Crystal Gayle , Ronnie Milsap and Barbara Mandrell would also find success on the pop charts with their records.
In , author Paul Hemphill stated in the Saturday Evening Post , "Country music isn't really country anymore; it is a hybrid of nearly every form of popular music in America. During the early s, country artists continued to see their records perform well on the pop charts. Newton's "Queen of Hearts" almost reached No.
Country rock is a genre that started in the s but became prominent in the s. The Eagles would become the most successful of these country rock acts, and their compilation album Their Greatest Hits — remains the second best-selling album of all time in the US with 29 million copies sold.
Described by AllMusic as the "father of country-rock",  Gram Parsons' work in the early s was acclaimed for its purity and for his appreciation for aspects of traditional country music. Subsequent to the initial blending of the two polar opposite genres, other offspring soon resulted, including Southern rock , heartland rock and in more recent years, alternative country.
In , a style of "neocountry disco music" was popularized by the film Urban Cowboy ,  which also included more traditional songs such as " The Devil Went Down to Georgia " by the Charlie Daniels Band. As with most sudden trends, however, by sales had dropped below figures.
Truck driving country music is a genre of country music  and is a fusion of honky-tonk , country rock and the Bakersfield sound. During the mids, a group of new artists began to emerge who rejected the more polished country-pop sound that had been prominent on radio and the charts, in favor of more, traditional, "back-to-basics" production.
Many of the artists during the latter half of the s drew on traditional honky-tonk, bluegrass, folk and western swing. Beginning in , a confluence of events brought an unprecedented commercial boom to country music. The arrival of exceptionally talented artists coincided with new marketing strategies to engage fans, technology that more accurately tracked the popularity of country music, and a political and economic climate that focused attention on the genre.
Garth Brooks "Friends in Low Places" in particular attracted fans with his fusion of neotraditionalist country and stadium rock. Other artists such as Brooks and Dunn "Boot Scootin' Boogie" also combined conventional country with slick, rock elements, while Lorrie Morgan , Mary Chapin Carpenter , and Kathy Mattea updated neotraditionalist styles. Country music was aided by the U. Federal Communications Commission 's FCC Docket 80—90, which led to a significant expansion of FM radio in the s by adding numerous higher-fidelity FM signals to rural and suburban areas.
At this point, country music was mainly heard on rural AM radio stations; the expansion of FM was particularly helpful to country music, which migrated to FM from the AM band as AM became overcome by talk radio the country music stations that stayed on AM developed the classic country format for the AM audience.
At the same time, beautiful music stations already in rural areas began abandoning the format leading to its effective demise to adopt country music as well. This wider availability of country music led to producers seeking to polish their product for a wider audience. In , Billboard , which had published a country music chart since the s, changed the methodology it used to compile the chart: singles sales were removed from the methodology, and only airplay on country radio determined a song's place on the chart.
In the s, country music became a worldwide phenomenon thanks to Garth Brooks ,    who enjoyed one of the most successful careers in popular music history, breaking records for both sales and concert attendance throughout the decade. Toby Keith began his career as a more pop-oriented country singer in the s, evolving into an outlaw persona in the late s with Pull My Chain and its follow-up, Unleashed.
Their debut album Wide Open Spaces went on to become certified 12x platinum while their album Fly went on to become 10x platinum. After their third album, Home , was released in , the band made political news in part because of lead singer Natalie Maines 's comments disparaging then-President George W. Bush while the band was overseas Maines stated that she and her bandmates were ashamed to be from the same state as Bush, who had just commenced the Iraq War a few days prior.
The comments caused a rift between the band and the country music scene, and the band's fourth and most recent album, 's Taking the Long Way , took a more rock-oriented direction; the album was commercially successful overall but largely ignored among country audiences [ citation needed ].
After Taking the Long Way , the band broke up for a decade with two of its members continuing as the Court Yard Hounds before embarking on a reunion tour in Shania Twain became the best selling female country artist of the decade.
This was primarily due to the success of her breakthrough sophomore album, The Woman in Me , which was certified 12x platinum sold over 20 million copies worldwide and its follow up, 's Come On Over , which was certified 20x platinum and sold over 40 million copies.
The album became a major worldwide phenomenon and became one of the world's best selling albums of , and ; it also went on to become the best selling country album of all time. Unlike the majority of her contemporaries, Twain enjoyed large international success that had been seen by very few country artists, before or after her.
Critics have noted that Twain enjoyed much of her success due to breaking free of traditional country stereotypes and for incorporating elements of rock and pop into her music.
In , she released her successful fourth studio album, titled Up! Twain has been credited with breaking international boundaries for country music, as well as inspiring many country artists to incorporate different genres into their music in order to attract a wider audience.
She is also credited with changing the way in which many female country performers would market themselves, as unlike many before her she used fashion and her sex appeal to get rid of the stereotypical ' honky-tonk ' image the majority of country singers had in order to distinguish herself from many female country artists of the time. In the early-mids, country western music was influenced by the popularity of line dancing.
This influence was so great that Chet Atkins was quoted as saying, "The music has gotten pretty bad, I think. It's all that damn line dancing. In contrast, artists such as Don Williams and George Jones who had more or less had consistent chart success through the s and s suddenly had their fortunes fall rapidly around when the new chart rules took effect. Country influences combined with Punk rock and alternative rock to forge the " cowpunk " scene in Southern California during the s, which included bands such as The Long Ryders , Lone Justice and The Beat Farmers , as well as the established punk group X , whose music had begun to include country and rockabilly influences.
Artists from outside California who were associated with early alternative country included singer-songwriters such as Lucinda Williams , Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle , the Nashville country rock band Jason and the Scorchers and the British post-punk band The Mekons. Earle, in particular, was noted for his popularity with both country and college rock audiences: He promoted his debut album Guitar Town with a tour that saw him open for both country singer Dwight Yoakam and alternative rock band The Replacements.
These early styles had coalesced into a genre by the time the Illinois group Uncle Tupelo released their influential debut album No Depression in Although Wilco's sound had moved away from country and towards indie rock by the time they released their critically acclaimed album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot in , they have continued to be an influence on later alt-country artists. Despite the genre's growing popularity in the s, '90s and s, alternative country and neo-traditionalist artists saw minimal support from country radio in those decades, despite strong sales and critical acclaim for albums such as the soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?
In the s, the alt-country genre saw an increase in its critical and commercial popularity, owing to the success of artists such as The Civil Wars , Chris Stapleton , Sturgill Simpson , Jason Isbell , Lydia Loveless and Margo Price.
In , Kacey Musgraves — a country artist who had gained a following with indie rock fans and music critics despite minimal airplay on country radio — won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for her album Golden Hour. Richard Marx crossed over with his Days in Avalon album, which features five country songs and several singers and musicians. Kid Rock 's collaboration with Sheryl Crow , " Picture ," was a major crossover hit in and began Kid Rock's transition from hard rock to a country-rock hybrid that would later produce another major crossover hit, 's " All Summer Long.
Singer-songwriter Unknown Hinson became famous for his appearance in the Charlotte television show Wild, Wild, South , after which Hinson started his own band and toured in southern states. Other rock stars who featured a country song on their albums were Don Henley and Poison. In , country singer Carrie Underwood rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol and has since become one of the most prominent recording artists of through , with worldwide sales of more than 65 million records and seven Grammy Awards.
Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts , became the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of the SoundScan era and the best-selling country album of the last 10 years, being ranked by Billboard as the 1 Country Album of the — decade. She has also become the female country artist with the most number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the Nielsen SoundScan era —present , having 14 No.
In , Underwood won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist , becoming only the second Country artist in history and the first in a decade to win it. She also made history by becoming the seventh woman to win Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards , and the first woman in history to win the award twice, as well as twice consecutively.
Time has listed Underwood as one of the most influential people in the world. I call him Glenneth. The two laugh. Well, what I liked to do, and Glenn would help, was to fill that half hour show with as much local entertainment as possible. The new technology being created in this province is amazing and its being used all around the world to help people. I like the ones that can be a little silly, or a little different.
Like yesterday I was at Downtown Comics.Rainfall warnings and special weather statements remain in place for parts of Newfoundland for Monday as rain and above seasonal temperatures heighten the risk for localized flooding for the.