30 Years on the Road with Gene Autry – Book Event

Something else to to do if you;re headed to the Americana Music Conference.

Nashville, TN (October 16, 2007) – Sherry Bond, the daughter of the late Johnny Bond, will unveil her father’s newly published book, 30 YEARS ON THE ROAD WITH GENE AUTRY, in the SunTrust Community Room at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 2. This free event includes a discussion of the book (led by Sherry) and a live music performance by Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky, followed by a book signing in the Museum Store.

Bond, an Oklahoma-born singer-songwriter, was inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame (1999) and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1970).  He was a gifted entertainer and comedian who joined Autry’s entourage in 1940 as part of the Jimmy Wakely Trio.  Johnny appeared on countless radio programs and numerous films; performed as a country artist in his own right (“Hot Rod Lincoln”); and wrote hits such as “Cimarron” and “Ten Little Bottles.”

Published by Riverwood Press and the Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History, the book is a boon to lovers of the “Western” in “Country and Western” music.  Tales of the road; insights into the long Bond and Autry association; and Autry’s personal side are explored in a warm, conversational style.  Johnny’s admiration for Gene is evident; priceless photographs abound; and this memoir offers us, finally, a wealth of information on both men – and the times they shared.

Buy the book here.

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