Songwriter Bobby Braddock has posted 48 of his original demos to his website in conjunction with the publication of his new memoir, Bobby Braddock: A Life on Music Row.
BobbyBraddock.com now features the original demos of some of his biggest hits including “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” “Golden Ring,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Time Marches On,” “I Wanna Talk About Me,” and “People Are Crazy,” as well as obscure titles like “Dead,” “Cocaine Crazy Country Boy,” and “Blackabilly” (about the birth of rock ‘n’ roll).
“I’ve always been a fan of hearing original demos of other writers’ hit songs, no matter how good or bad they might be,” Braddock wrote on his Facebook page. “I’ve included not only the original demos of hits, but also demos of other songs of mine that were mentioned in the book, plus a few of my pet obscure songs or some weird things I thought people might get a kick out of. There are 48 demos in all, in chronological order from 1966 (I think I was about seven, tee hee) to 2015.”
The website also includes a very condensed version of the book, written in Braddock’s words. Also featured are reviews from celebrities, authors, and the media, as well as testimonials about the memoir that he has received from friends and strangers alike. A gallery of the book’s many classic pictures is also included. Braddock is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville’s Music Row was published in October by Vanderbilt University Press and Country Music Foundation Press.
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