A quote from Marty Stuart about "MUSIC CITY".


My friend Manuel, the king of Cowboy Culture, once said of making clothes:  "There can be just as much beauty and craftsmanship which you don't see hidden away inside a suit of clothes.  The outward statement of the piece should be supported by the strength of integrity of what is not visible to the discerning eye."


Marty states, "That analogy could just as well apply to the people profiled in this book.  Though often not featured in the limelight, they each offer unique contributions to the overall cadence and outward appearance of our world.  The same can be said of the author (Dan Whittle)."

                                                                    -- Marty Stuart



The author's (Dan Whittle) biggest goal of MUSIC CITY was to focus spotlights on the hard-working, gifted technical folks who work spotlights, do the grunt work behind the curtains, operate the cameras, man the radio microphones, .....


MUSIC CITY features stories / chapters on Les Leverett,  Hank Williams, Jennifer Stuart (Marty's sister), Uncle Dave Macon (as shared by his great grandson), Johnny Cash, Little Jimmy Dickens, Eddie Stubbs, Connie Smith, Dolly Parton, Kitty Wells, Chuck Wagon Gang, Hilda Stuart shares memories of her son Marty, Dottie West, June Carter and many, many more.


Author Dan Whittle has spent a lifetime in the Country Music Industry making friends and memories.  After visiting with the Stuart family, and by their encouragement, MUSIC CITY, Talent Behind the Stars came to life.

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