From the Book - First American edition.
Foreword by Willie Nelson
Prologue: Unbroken circle
Turkey in the straw: the roots of commercial country music
Red hot and rarin' to go: the commercial beginnings, 1922-1930
No depression in heaven: country music in the 1930s
Happy trails: the rise (and renaissance) of cowboy music
Country music on the march: the World War II years
Country goes to town: the emergence of an industry, 1946-1954
Rocky road blues: bluegrass music's up and down journey
All shook up: the rock revolution and the Nashville sound
When two worlds collide: country music in the 1960s
Are you sure Hank done it this way? Country music 1972-1982
Tell me 'bout the good old days: tradition and change in the 1980s
Pocketful of gold: country music in the age of plenty
Afterword by Kyle Young, Director of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.