“All you need to write a country song,” according to the late Harlan Howard, “is three chords and the truth.” (...)
The second volume in PS Hudson's four-part series on music, Gone Country is a handmade book of interviews with nine singular contemporary Country artists. Editors Jesse Montgomery, Peter Nowogrodzki, and Alex Spoto share their conversations with a range of musicians in this ever-popular field of American song, including Brandy Clark, Lillie Mae Rische, Caitlin & Liz Rose, Jonny Fritz, Sam Outlaw, Smokey Hormel, Dougie Poole, and Colin Linden. Each interview includes a short introductory context for the dialogue to follow, with biographical information about the artist. The book begins with an outstanding Introduction taking in the whole sweep of Country music in America, appropriate for first-time listeners and veteran fans alike.
Readers are also treated to a free country music Spotify playlist lovingly assembled by the editors, "An Idle Hour."
Featuring silkscreend cover art by Robbie Simon and endpaper design by Alexis Iammarino.