Personalities | Michael Nesmith | Country Rock & The Outlaws | Country

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1942)

Former member of The Monkees, Nesmith wrote key hits for Linda Ronstadt (‘Different Drum’) and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (‘Some Of Shelly’s Blues’) and formed the First National Band, whose albums demonstrated how country-rock might marry the Americana mythology of the former and the conceptual ambition of the latter. The TV-savvy Nesmith also became a key figure in the nascent music-video revolution.

Styles & Forms | Country Rock & The Outlaws | Country
Personalities | The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band | Country Rock & The Outlaws | Country

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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