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been estimated that from one-third to one-half of the rec­ords sold are those of Country, Western, and Gospel music.
I am especially indebted to the entertainers of Country, Western, and Gospel music for giving me information con­cerning their lives. Also, I want to thank the following for helping to make this book possible: N. Nudie, Holly­wood, California; Gordon Jennings, WKOY Radio, Bluefield, West Virginia; Mrs. Jo Walker, Country Music Association, Nashville, Tennessee; Max Harrison, Baptist Brotherhood, Memphis, Tennessee; James G. "Goober" Buchanan, Nash­ville, Tennessee; writers and publishers of the enclosed magazine articles; the following libraries: George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tennessee; Martin College, Pulaski, Tennessee; Vanderbilt University, Nashville; City Library, Nashville; State Library, Nashville, Tennessee; and, Giles County Library, Pulaski, Tennessee; Frank Page, KWKH Radio, Shreveport, Louisiana; Jack Bowman and the Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Nashville; Henry Farrell and the Hank Snow Music Center, Nashville; Cal Young, WENO Radio, Madison, Tennessee; and, lastly, those I may have forgotten but upon whose kind assistance I was de­pendent.
I once had a teacher who said, "Always work hard at any job you attempt, but at some time in your life attempt what you want, if at all possible." This inspiration, and inspira­tion from others such as Cal Young, provided the encourage­ment for the actual beginning of this study, a project I had planned for the past five years. If I have helped in any way by presenting needed information and for the promotion of Country, Western, and Gospel music, I shall consider the book worthwhile.
E. Linnell Gentry 1719 Linden Avenue Nashville 12, Tennessee

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