The only complete and official guide to Billboard Top Country Singles charts
* Complete history of Top 40 country hits since 1942
* More than 200 pictures of top recording artists
* Author Joel Whitburn is the leading authority on charted music
From the days of Red Foley and Hank Williams, through Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash, to the Dixie Chicks and Toby Keith, Billboard magazine has been keeping tabs on the best-sellers in country music. Today country music is hotter than ever before, as its appeal broadens to include young urbanites. Now all the information since the earliest Billboard charts--compiled in 1942--has been gathered into one essential reference: The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits, newly updated and expanded to capture today's top recording artists and their biggest songs. Complete, authoritative chart information on the most popular songs and artists make this a great book for music fans, record collectors, industry professionals, and trivia lovers. It's even better than coming home to your baby after driving your truck all night in the rain!