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Entertainers from Small Town to Big Time


300 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.00 (US $22.00) (CA $29.00)

Publication Date: February 2012

ISBN 9780983050421

Rights: WOR

Southeast Missouri State Univ Press (Feb 2012)

Price: $22.00


In Dreamers, you’ll read about Sue Vogelsanger, who saw her original song performed live on The Carol Burnett Show. Billy Swan wrote top-of-the-charts hits and performed with Kris Kristofferson for over 25 years. Steve Hornbeak performed with Faith Hill and Lee Greenwood, as well as with other entertainers like Kenny Loggins and Eddie Rabbitt. Jerry McNeely received a Golden Globe Award for his scriptwriting. Tommy Chambers recorded with Frank Sinatra and collaborated on songwriting with Fred Astaire. And there’s much, much more. Join Jerry for an eye-opening account of some of the many stars who started far from the glitter of Los Angeles or New York, yet found their way into important roles in the history of American music and entertainment. Come meet the Dreamers.

Author Biography

Jerry Ford has served as a funeral director, big-band musician, member of the Missouri Legislature, and on the campaign trail for Missouri’s 8th Congressional District seat. Ford is also the author of The Gordonville Grove: Stories of Tombstones, Tambourines, and Tammany Hall.