Bobby Braddock, Country Music Hall of Fame member, and the only living person to write #1 country songs in five consecutive decades, has launched the website for his memoir, Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville's Music Row (Vanderbilt University Press and Country Music Foundation Press).
Bobby Braddock Launches New Website
BobbyBraddock.com features 48 demos, including the original demos of some of Braddock's 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 includes a very condensed version of the book, written in Braddock's words. Also featured are rave reviews from celebrities, authors, and the media, as well as testimonials about the memoir that he has received from friends and strangers alike; plus a gallery of the book's many classic pictures.
In Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville's Music Row, Braddock writes about his life, recounting five decades of writing songs recorded by legendary country artists like George Jones, Tammy Wynette, and Toby Keith (and discovering and producing Blake Shelton), while providing the reader with a stunning look, from 1964 to present, at the beating heart of Nashville’s country music scene. NASH Country Weekly wrote in its Feb. 1, 2016 issue that the book “…should be required reading for any aspiring songwriter or artist.”