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Biography of a country singer, racecar driver, restless seeker
Diane Diekman, a retired U.S. Navy captain, is the author of
Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story;Navy Greenshirt: A
Leader Made, Not Born; and A Farm in the Hidewood: My South
"The early years of Marty's career are well covered and he topped the country charts for 13 weeks with Singing the Blues in 1956... It is a well-told and informative biography of a great but over looked country star." - Spencer Leigh, Country Music People, February 2012 "A detailed account of the life and career of country music superstar Marty Robbins. Anyone interested in Robbins or the country music world of his long era will enjoy Diane Diekman's refreshing, compelling narrative." Ronnie Pugh, author of Ernest Tubb: The Texas Troubadour "A top country & western artist who crossed over to the pop charts, Marty Robbins deserves this well-written, well-researched account of his life and music. Diekman's expert history is a welcome addition to the oeuvre of classic country music biography." Holly George-Warren, author of Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry