Women in Music – Country and Bluegrass

A Boy Named Sue: Gender and Country Music edited by Kristine M. McCusker and Diane Pecknold. 2004. University Press of Mississippi, 232 pages.

Country Boys and Redneck Women: New Essays in Gender and Country Music edited by Diane Pecknold and Kristine M. McCusker. 2016. University Press of Mississippi, 296 pages.

Finding Her Voice: Women in Country Music, 1800-2000 by Mary A. Bufwack and Robert K. Oermann. 2003. Vanderbilt Univ Press – Country Music Foundation Press, 616 pages.

Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky Tonk Angels: The Women of Barn Dance Radio by Kristine M. McCusker. 2008. University of Illinois Press, 224 pages.

Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass by Murphy Hicks Henry. 2013. University of Illinois Press, 528 pages.

Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives edited by Holly Gleason. 2017. University of Texas Press, 233 pages.

June Carter Cash

Anchored In Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash by John Carter Cash. 2007. Thomas Nelson, 221 pages.

Rosanne Cash

Composed: A Memoir by Rosanne Cash. 2010. Penguin Books, 258 pages.

Pasty Cline

Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline by Ellis Nassour. 2008. Chicago Review Press [updated], 320 pages.

Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline edited by Warren R. Hofstra. 2013. University of Illinois Press, 232 pages.

Skeeter Davis

Bus Fare to Kentucky: The Autobiography of Skeeter Davis by Skeeter Davis. 1993. Birch Lane Press, 338 pages.

Hazel Dickens

Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens by Hazel Dickens and Bill C. Malone. 2008. University of Illinois Press, 144 pages.

Wanda Jackson

Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey To The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Wanda Jackson with Scott B. Bomar. 2017. BMG Books, 350 pages.

Naomi Judd

River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope. 2016. Center Street, 321 pages.

Wynonna Judd

Coming Home to Myself by Wynonna Judd with Patsi Bale Cox. 2007. Berkley [reprint], 352 pages.

Loretta Lynn

Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics by Loretta Lynn. 2012. Knopf, 240 pages.

Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter by Loretta Lynn with George Vecsey. 2010. Vintage, 240 pages.

Still Woman Enough: A Memoir by Loretta Lynn. 2002. Hyperion, 272 pages.

Reba McEntire

Reba: All the Women I Am by Country Music Hall of Fame and Reba McEntire. 2013. Country Music Hall of Fame, 96 pages.

Reba: My Story by Reba McEntire with Tom Carter. 2015. Bantam, 352 pages.

Patti Page

This Is My Song: A Memoir by Patti Page with Skip Press. 2017. New Word City, Inc., 256 pages.

Dolly Parton

Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business by Dolly Parton. 1995. HarperCollins.

Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton edited by Randy L. Schmidt. 2017. Chicago Review Press, 378 pages.

Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music by Leigh H. Edwards. 2017. Indiana University Press, 282 pages.

Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You by Dolly Parton. 2012. Riverhead Books [reprint], 128 pages.

Shania Twain

From This Moment On by Shania Twain. 2011. Atria Books [reprint], 450 pages.

Dottie West

Country Sunshine: The Dottie West Story by Judy Berryhill and Frances Meeker. 1995. Eggman Pub, 128 pages.

Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette: A Daughter Recalls her Mother’s Tragic Life and Death by Jackie Daly with Tom Carter. 2000. Putnam Adult, 336 pages.

Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen by Jimmy McDonough. 2010. Penguin, 451 pages.

The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George by Georgette Jones with Patsi Bale Cox. 2011. Atria [reprint], 306 pages.


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