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Author Adkins, Trace.

Title A personal stand : observations and opinions from a freethinking roughneck / Trace Adkins ; with Keith and Kent Zimmerman.

Publication Info. New York : Villard, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  B ADKINS    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description x, 244 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction : callin' 'em like I see 'em -- The day there were no planes -- Civis Americanis -- I came here to live : growing up in Sarepta -- Unions : good, bad, or outmoded? -- Daddy sang bass -- American stars and bars -- Roughneckin' offshore -- Every light in the house-- : oil, water, and lots of wind -- Honky-tonk highway -- Legends, influences, and nasty country songs -- Cowboys and Rambos in the White House -- The big "what if" -- On the wrong end of a .38 -- Bass voice that cuts like a tenor -- Swing, batter, batter : football vs. soccer, NASCAR, and 'shine -- The first amendment doesn't protect you from me -- Ridin' for the brand -- Different kinds of bottoms -- Run for the border -- The lucky 12,000,000+ -- Poverty -- The Grand Ole Opry -- Fatherhood, kids, dogs, and my inner child -- The calling -- Get a real job -- A country boy-- still -- Cigarettes and coffee -- Sixteen acres : welcome to hell -- The elephant and the chihuahua -- Laying hate : no mercy, no quarter -- Arlington -- Nashville badonkadonk -- A glass-half-empty guy -- Singin' and playin' for the people -- More moral and less civil -- The "I'm cool" card -- Bubba bytes : news and views from a roughneck country boy -- Aunt Ruth and changing times -- Gettin' my honky-tonk fix.
Summary Country music star Adkins isn't known for holding back what's on his mind. And if his album sales are any indication, when Trace talks, people listen. Here, he delivers his maverick manifesto on politics, personal responsibility, fame, parenting, being true to yourself, hard work, and the way things ought to be.
Subject Adkins, Trace.
Country musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Added Author Zimmerman, Kent, 1953-
Zimmerman, Keith.
ISBN 9780345499332 hardcover alkaline paper
0345499336 hardcover alkaline paper
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