The Book; No Longer Available
Written by: Terry Manley
Library of Congress 2010905632
A perfect bound, soft cover book of 320 pages
Comments from over 30 entertainers
Over 300 historical photos - the vast majority are from Smokey's personal collection.
“An informative, entertaining story of the golden age of country music and a life filled with family, friends, fame and misfortune that unfolds like a classic country music song.”
–Michael Swanger, The Iowa History Journal
"The pictures alone are worth the price of the book."
– Don Hosier, Country Music Fan
"Chapter Eight alone, in my opinion, is the first time the story has been properly told of how the Country Music Disc Jockey Association evolved into what is now known as the Country Music Association"
- Tom Perryman, KKUS Radio, Tyler, Texas
“Terry Manley does us a double favor in his wonderful book. He tells the story of Smokey Smith, one of the most interesting and gifted people I've been privileged to know. And he takes us back to a time that was so important to us all . . . whether you remember those days or not, you will feel them in your heart and be touched by the unforgettable personalities of Smokey Smith, his family and friends."
– Jo Walker Meador,
Secretary of the Country Music Association,
1958 – 1961; Executive Director, 1962 - 1991
"Every page, every photo is country music history as it actually happened . . . there's no other book like this that's ever been written."
– Ratt Reno, KXRB Radio (retired) Sioux Falls,SD
Copyright Snowflake Enterprises,LLC 2019
December 03, 2010