Book Review of Michael Jarrett: Producing Country: The Inside Story of the Great Recordings

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Excerpt: In the world of country music, past or present, attention has been directed toward the “stars”—the main performers. Relatively few country music fans have ever been able to recount the names and abilities of studio musicians, arrangers, and songwriters, despite the fact that all the latter are essential ingredients in the creation of country music recordings. Even more overlooked have been the producers—those people whose exact contributions to the sound of country recordings are, from the public’s perspective, hard to gauge.