Nashville’s Musical History Explored In New Don Cusic Book

A new book on Nashville’s music history, Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline, is out now by noted author and songwriter Don Cusic. The Reedy Press book explores Nashville’s rich history in music that encompasses not only country but also gospel, contemporary Christian, R&B, rock, and classical music and follows the development of music and the music industry in Nashville from the nineteenth century until today.

Several signing events highlighting the new book have been scheduled, including during the Southern Festival Of Books on Oct. 14 in Nashville.

Presentation and Book Signings:
Saturday, October 13, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Churchill Society of Tennessee
Brentwood Country Club
Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at
Presentation will focus on Winston Churchill’s love of music, but he will also talk about Nashville Sound

Presentation and Book Signing
Sunday, October 14, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Southern Festival of Books
Nashville Public Library
Special Collections Room
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, October 17, from 10 to 11 a.m.
Belmont University Library
Free and open to the public
This is a student convocation

Wednesday, October 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee Historical Society
Fort Negley Park
Free and open to the public

Book Signing
Friday, October 26, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Bellevue YMCA
Free and open to the public
Fiftyforward Group at Bellevue YMCA

Friday, February 8, 2019, time TBD
Tennessee State University
Free and open to the public
This is a presentation to the African-American Conference.


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