Cash, Swift, Randall among Essayists in New Book about Country Music

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This cover image released by the University of Texas Press shows, "Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives," by Holly Gleason.

September 29, 2017 09:29 AM

A new collection of personal essays on the transformative impact of women in country music has come out. "Woman Walk the Line" features writings by Taylor Swift, Rosanne Cash, Alice Randall, historian Holly George Warren and Grace Potter.

Topics range from country music matriarchs Maybelle Carter, Hazel Dickens and Loretta Lynn, to superstars like Dolly Parton and Shania Twain.

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Each of the 27 essays focuses on the experience of when music was a savior, an inspiration or an acknowledgment of a deep and personal truth.

The book was edited by music critic and consultant Holly Gleason and published by the University of Texas Press.

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