Wednesday, May 1, 2013

20th Century Drifter 2012 Belmont Book Award Winner

The University of Illinois Press 
My writing friend Diane Diekman tells me, "I was notified last week that Twentieth Century Drifter won the Belmont Book Award (best country music biography of 2012). The award will be presented at the annual International Conference on Country Music during a luncheon at Belmont University."

From the website of ICMC: "The International Country Music Conference (ICMC) provides scholars an opportunity to share their work in all aspects of country music. ICMC broadly defines country music to include variants which share common historical and cultural roots ranging from Americana, alt.country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Country Rock, Crossover, and Honky Tonk to the Nashville Sound, New Traditionalist, Old Time Country, and Western Swing. ICMC is truly international with scholars from Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom participating."

The Marty Robbins biography was published last year in February. Previously Diane wrote and published—also with The University of Illinois Press—a biography of Faron Young, Live Fast, Love Hard

Diane is a long-time member and administrator for The Internet Writing Workshop.

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