Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Country-rock pioneer Chris Hillman's 'Time Between' audiobook features 20 song excerpts; foreword narrated by Dwight Yoakam; directed by Scott Sherratt

I loved Chris Hillman's incredible autobiography "Time Between" released last year. Now comes the highly-anticipated audiobook with a myriad of bonus features and a foreword read by the great Dwight Yoakam. Read on...Robert Kinsler

Country rock pioneer Chris Hillman's Time Between audiobook features 20 song excerpts; foreword narrated by Dwight Yoakam - title directed by Scott Sherratt

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Chris Hillman’s new audiobook, 
Time BetweenMy Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond (Random House Audio; on sale October 19, 2021), features newly recorded excerpts of 21 songs that have been part of the artist’s musical legacy. Hillman is a three-time ACM award winner and inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the Byrds. 
“Recording my narration for the book was far more challenging than I could have ever imagined. For me it was completely different from going into a studio and recording music, and vocals, which I’ve been doing for nearly six decades,” Hillman says of the experience. “We tossed around the idea of adding a bit of music to embellish the title of each chapter. Each chapter was named after a song I had written, and or had recorded. This began to take on a whole new dimension in the presentation.”
As a co-founder of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, Chris Hillman is arguably the primary architect of what’s come to be known as country rock. He went on to record and perform in various configurations, including as a member of Stephen Stills’s Manassas and as a co-founder of the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. In the 1980s he formed the Desert Rose Band, scoring eight Top 10 Billboard country hits. He’s released a number of solo efforts, including 2017’s highly acclaimed Bidin’ My Time — the final album produced by the late Tom Petty.
In Time Between, Hillman shares his quintessentially Southern Californian experience, from an idyllic, rural 1950s childhood to achieving worldwide fame with hits such as “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Eight Miles High.” 
While the book features behind-the-scenes insights on his time in the Byrds, his productive but sometimes complicated relationship with Gram Parsons, his role in launching the careers of Buffalo Springfield and Emmylou Harris, and the ups and downs of life in various bands, music is only part of Hillman’s story. In Time Between, he also reveals the details of his personal life with candor and vulnerability, speaking honestly about the shocking tragedy that struck his family when he was a teenager, his subsequent struggles with anger, and how his spiritual journey led him to a place of deep faith that allowed him to extend forgiveness and experience wholeness.
As Time Between shows, Chris Hillman is much more than a rock star. He is a man who has faced down the challenges of life to discover what really matters.
“This is a great journey into the magic and madness of the time… [a] remarkable book.”
American Songwriter
“This autobiography is a wow-inducing memoir of life inside [an] incredible musical ride, and shows not only how it happened, but also why… [Hillman] tells his own story is like an american fairytale of sonic delights…This ably-written and undeniably fascinating tale of a still-running musical wonder is not to be missed.” Americana Highways
“An eyewitness account of the advent of folk rock and the foundations of country rock…. A cleareyed, evenhanded tale from a pivotal figure in the development of country rock."
Kirkus Reviews
“Reading Chris Hillman’s new memoir. . . is like sitting down with an old friend to listen to his stories of his days on the road and in the studio.” —No Depression
“Chris Hillman [is] the unvarnished gem of every band he has inhabited. It’s time to applaud his legacy.” Bernie Taupin
My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond
By Chris Hillman, read by the author
Random House Audio| Audio Download ISBN: 9780593508091
BOT | Library Audio Download ISBN: 9780593508107
On sale October 19, 2021
Also available in print from BMG Books

About Chris Hillman
Chris Hillman is a four-time Grammy nominee, three-time CMA award nominee, three-time ACM award winner, and inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the Byrds. The recipient of both the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Mojo magazine’s Roots Award, the country rock pioneer has been making music for nearly six decades. He lives in Ventura, California, with his wife Connie. 
Dwight Yoakam is a multi-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, musician, and actor who has made more than a dozen Top 10 singles and sold over 25 million records.
Scott Sherratt is a multi-Audi, Audible, Audie, Earphones and Grammy award winning director.
About Penguin Random House Audio
As the premier publisher in the audiobook industry, Penguin Random House Audio is dedicated to producing top-quality fiction and nonfiction audiobooks written and read by the best in the business, including books by bestselling authors like Margaret Atwood, Brené Brown, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elizabeth Gilbert, John Grisham, George R. R. Martin, Toni Morrison, Celeste Ng, Delia Owens, Rick Riordan, Jacqueline Woodson, and Colson Whitehead, as well as Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Our audiobooks have won 17 GRAMMY® Awards, 98 Audie® Awards, and 23 Odyssey Awards and Honors. Random House Audio, Penguin Audio, Listening Library, and Books on Tape are imprints of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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