American Country

Bluegrass, Honky-Tonk, and Crossover Sounds

From the Series American Music Milestones

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

A singer belts out a lonesome song.
A guitarist plucks out a twangy lead.
A fiddle player brings out a sweet melody.
These are the sounds of country.

Country music rose out of the folk songs that immigrants brought to the United States. The music spread from the American South to all over the country, capturing the hopes and the struggles of everyday people. In the twenty-first century, fans enjoy all sorts of wild, upbeat, and moving styles of country music.

Find out what inspired the country’s most memorable songs. Discover the stories of outlaw musicians and Nashville legends. And learn more about superstars such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Taylor Swift.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-46770-146-4
$46.65 $34.99
978-1-46775-963-2
$53.32 $39.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2012-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.3
BISACS JNF036000, JNF036020, JNF036050
Dewey 781.6420973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 980
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

Awards

  • Booklist Top 10 Series Nonfiction, Winner, 2013

Reviews

VOYA

“[Sachs] covers an amazing amount of ground and dozens of performers on pages packed with photos, sidebars and playlists….Highly readable.” —VOYA

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“From bluegrass to blue-eyed soul and bubblegum pop to hip-hop, readers discover the exciting evolution of music in America…. This informative set will be useful for reports and of high interest to reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Lloyd Sachs

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American Music Milestones

This high-interest series looks at key musical landscapes in American music. Each book takes a peek at the key events, performers, albums, and songs in the evolution of a specific musical genre. View available downloads →