Kris Kristofferson: Country Highwayman by Mary G. HurdKris Kristofferson: Country Highwayman by Mary G. Hurd

Kris Kristofferson: Country Highwayman

byMary G. Hurd

Hardcover | June 4, 2015

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In Kris Kristofferson: Country Music's Highwayman, Mary G. Hurd surveys the life and works of this highly respected American songwriter, exploring the uncommon depth and lyricism of his work. Kristofferson's songs for many remain the gold standard for many modern songwriters, and Kris Kristofferson follows the commitment to freedom of expression that has characterized his songwriting and struggles with the music industry. She also explore his film career, his work with The Highwaymen, his liberal activism, his decision to write and record two albums of material protesting U.S. government's intrusion in Central America, his reflowering as a musical artist with the release of This Old Road in 2006 and studio albums since. Kris Kristofferson: Country Music's Highwayman should appeal not only to dedicated fans of Kristofferson's work as an artist, but to anyone interested in country music and its influence on the modern Americana and roots music traditions.
Mary G. Hurd is retired from East Tennessee State University, where she was director of film studies and a member of the English department faculty. She is the author of Women Directors and Their Films and numerous articles and reviews.
Title:Kris Kristofferson: Country HighwaymanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:180 pages, 9.1 × 6.31 × 0.73 inPublished:June 4, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810888203

ISBN - 13:9780810888203


Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Beginnings and Influences: "Pick up that guitar, Go break a heart" Chapter 2: "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose": 1965-1970Chapter 3: "Had to try to tame a thirst he couldn't name": 1971-1975Chapter 4: "The going up was worth the coming down": 1977-1984Chapter 5: Rebels, Outlaws, Highwaymen, 1985-1995 Chapter 6: "I don't believe that no one wants to know," 1985-1991Chapter 7: "Ain't you come a long way down this old road": 1995-2014Chapter 8 Conclusion Further ReadingFurther ListeningFurther WatchingAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

Hurd's study of one of our greatest singer-songwriters offers biographical information, but more essentially, a detailed study of his work. . . .Now's the time to fully examine and appreciate an astonishing body of work by a timeless artist. Fans of Kristofferson or anyone who admires the art of songwriting will find the book fascinating fare.