Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780547577463, 253pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
"Bass creates a slice of music history from the ground up, from the backwoods and front porches all the way to Elvis." "Los Angeles Times"1959: the Brown siblings are the biggest thing in country music. Their inimitable harmony will give rise to the polished sound of the multibillion-dollar country music industry we know today. But when the bonds of family begin to fray, the flame of their celebrity proves as brilliant as it is fleeting. In this arresting novel, acclaimed author Rick Bass draws poignant portraits of their lives, lived both in and out of the limelight. Masterfully jumping between the Browns once auspicious past and the heartbreaking present, "Nashville Chrome "is the richly imagined story of this forgotten family and an unflinching portrait of an era in American music. "An empathic, breath-catching, mythic and profoundly American tale of creation, destruction and renewal." "Kansas City Star"
"Splendid . . . Rick Bass's best." "Dallas Morning News.
“Rick Bass deftly weaves the true and fictional into a wonderful novel of the rise and fall of one of country music’s greatest acts—the Browns. It’s as lyrical, plaintive, and true as the best country music, which is exactly what the Browns made. Nashville Chrome is a great celebration of the Browns, and above all, a terrific read.”
—Thomas Cobb author of Crazy Heart and Shavetail