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Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller - Marshall Chapman
Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller

Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller

Chapman’s first book, Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller (St. Martin’s Press) was a SIBA bestseller, 2004 SIBA Book Award finalist, and one of three finalists for the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. The book is now in its third printing.


Marshall Chapman - They Came To Nashville
They Came To Nashville

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They Came To Nashville

Vanderbilt University Press
Country Music Foundation Press
October 2010
Foreword by Peter Guralnick

Marshall Chapman knows Nashville. A musician, songwriter, and author with a dozen albums and a bestselling memoir under her belt, Chapman has lived and breathed Music City for over forty years. Her friendships with those who helped make Nashville one of the major forces in American music culture is unsurpassed. And in They Came to Nashville, the reader is invited to see Marshall Chapman as never before–as music journalist extraordinaire.

In They Came to Nashville, Chapman records the personal stories of musicians shaping the modern history of music in Nashville, from the mouths of the musicians themselves. The trials, tribulations, and evolution of Music City are on display, as she sits down with influential figures like Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, and Miranda Lambert, and a dozen other top names, to record what brought each of them to Nashville and what inspired them to persevere. The book culminates in a hilarious and heroic attempt to find enough free time with Willie Nelson to get a proper interview. Instead, she’s brought along on his raucous 2008 tour, where she winds up onstage in Beaumont, Texas, singing “Good-Hearted Woman” with Willie.