Readership: Researchers, historians, fact-checkers, students, musicians, journalists, DJs, entertainment industry insiders, and fans
Compiled by The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum General Editors: Michael McCall, Writer/Editor, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, John Rumble, Senior Historian, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Paul Kingsbury
Paul Kingsbury, editor of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Country Music, is the co-editor (with Alanna Nash) of Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Country Music in America and the author of The Grand Ole Opry History of Country Music.
Michael McCall, a prominent music journalist, is a writer and editor at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
John W. Rumble is senior historian at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Foreword by Vince Gill
The Encyclopedia of Country Music
Special photographic section: Country Album Cover Art