Pressing on

Pressing on

Author: Roni Stoneman

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252031915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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The tragicomic life story of one of America's best-known country entertainers, told with warmth and honesty This book recounts the fascinating life of Roni Stoneman, the youngest daughter of the pioneering country music family, and a girl who, in spite of poverty and abusive husbands, eventually became "The First Lady of Banjo," a fixture on the Nashville scene, and, as Hee Haw's Ironing Board Lady, a comedienne beloved by millions of Americans nationwide. 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 'poverty-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. A volume in the series Music in American Life
Pressing on
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Roni Stoneman, Ellen Wright
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

The tragicomic life story of one of America's best-known country entertainers, told with warmth and honesty This book recounts the fascinating life of Roni Stoneman, the youngest daughter of the pioneering country music family, and a girl who, in spite of poverty and abusive husbands, eventually became "The First Lady
Pressing On
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Elna Mary Loodus
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-08 - Publisher: FriesenPress

We never know how we'll deal with adversity until it confronts us. Elna Loodus was in many ways a typical mother, doing her best to balance her career and family with her anxiety disorder and spiritual needs. When her teenaged daughter Carly became seriously ill with anorexia nervosa, Elna sought
Pressing On...
Language: en
Pages: 124
Authors: Dennis Jones
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-31 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

This is an autobiography of my life, in which I have shared different segments of time in order to reach out to those that may relate to my experiences. The idea of this book was heavy on my heart for a few years, due to the continued reports of sexual
Pressing on When the Pressure's on
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Cheryl L. Crane
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07 - Publisher: iUniverse

Do you have what it takes to keep going when the going gets tough? Elijah was outnumbered 450 to One. Nehemiah had bad guys breathing down his neck. And a blind man Jesus healed was questioned by powerful politicians who were determined to change his mind. Yet these Bible heroes
Holding Fast/pressing on
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Erling Jorstad
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Praeger

Jorstad has written the first comprehensive history of American religion in the past decade. Drawing on many contemporary sources, he divides religion in the Eighties into three sections, each characterized by its own struggle. Mainline churches are largely involved in identity crises and social issues. Evangelicals are confronting scandals, politics,