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This book recounts the fascinating life of Roni Stoneman, the youngest_x000B_daughter of the pioneering country music family, and a girl who, in spite_x000B_of poverty and abusive husbands, eventually became The First Lady of_x000B_Banjo,? a fixture on the Nashville scene, and, as Hee Haws Ironing Board_x000B_Lady, a comedienne beloved by millions of Americans nationwide._x000B_Drawn from over seventy-five hours of recorded interviews, Pressing On reveals that Roni is also a master storyteller. In her own words and with characteristic spunk and candor, she describes her pooristic? (way beyond ňúpoverty-stricken?) Appalachian childhood, and how she learned from her brother Scott to play the challenging and innovative three-finger banjo picking style developed by Earl Scruggs. She also warmly recounts Hee Haw-era adventures with Minnie Pearl, Roy Clark, and Buck Owens; her encounters as a musician with country greats including Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, June Carter, and Patsy Cline; as well as her personal struggles with shiftless and violent husbands, her relationships with her children, and her musical life after Hee Haw.

Table of Contents

  1. front cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. 1. Family
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2. A Classy Person: Aunt Jack
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. 3. My Childhood
  2. pp. 15-24
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  1. 4. Music
  2. pp. 25-33
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  1. 5. Learning the Banjo
  2. pp. 34-43
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  1. 6. Education
  2. pp. 44-46
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  1. 7. Sex Education
  2. pp. 47-50
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  1. 8. First Love
  2. pp. 51-52
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  1. 9. My Brothers and Sisters
  2. pp. 53-60
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  1. 10. The Performing Stonemans
  2. pp. 61-64
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  1. Illustrations follow page 64
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  1. 11. First Marriage
  2. pp. 65-77
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  1. 12. The Stoneman Family Band Comes Together
  2. pp. 78-80
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  1. 13. Opry
  2. pp. 81-83
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  1. 14. My First Love Affair: Glen Roquevort/Tony lake
  2. pp. 84-89
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  1. 15. Out West
  2. pp. 90-95
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  1. 16. Nashville
  2. pp. 96-112
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  1. 17. George
  2. pp. 113-122
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  1. 18. Scotty
  2. pp. 123-127
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  1. 19. Hee Haw
  2. pp. 128-150
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  1. Illustrations follow page 150
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  1. 20. George after Hee Haw
  2. pp. 151-152
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  1. 21. The Kids
  2. pp. 153-159
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  1. 22. The Real Thing
  2. pp. 160-169
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  1. 23. My Bronze Uterus
  2. pp. 170-171
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  1. 24. On the Road
  2. pp. 172-193
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  1. 25. Husbands 3, 4, and 5
  2. pp. 194-215
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  1. 26. Losing Hee Haw
  2. pp. 216-224
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  1. 27. My Religion
  2. pp. 225-231
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  1. 28. Now
  2. pp. 232-236
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 237-240
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 241-248
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  1. back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252092596
Related ISBN
9780252031915
MARC Record
OCLC
680129763
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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