Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Edd Hurt

Avant-Garde Traditionalist

Taylor Hagood uncovers the life and death of country music icon David “Stringbean” Akeman

Taylor Hagood’s Stringbean: The Life and Murder of a Country Music Legend lays out David Akeman’s life story and details the murder of Akeman and his wife, Estelle, at their house near Nashville on November 10, 1973.

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Working for a Living

Songwriter James Talley tells his own story in Nashville City Blues

James Talley’s Nashville City Blues chronicles the singer/songwriter’s career and his encounters with the music business.

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