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The Starday Story – The House That Country Music Built - University Press of Mississippi
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The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce


This book is entirely dedicated to one of the most influential music labels of the twentieth century. In addition to creating the largest bluegrass catalog throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Starday was also known for its legendary rockabilly catalog, an extensive Texas honky-tonk outpouring, classic gospel and sacred recordings, and as a Nashville independent powerhouse studio and label. Written with the label president and co-founder, it traces the label’s origins in 1953 through the 1968 Starday–King merger. Interviews with artists and their families, employees, and the label’s president contr ... More

Keywords: music labels, bluegrass, Starday, rockabilly, Texas honky-tonk, classic gospel, sacred recordings, Nashville, Starday–King merger, hit songs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781604738308
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathan D. Gibson, author

Don Pierce, author