ATLANTA (AP) — A Nashville band with Georgia roots is documenting the hidden history of music in Nashville, with a book out this month that was inspired by their songs.
Granville Automatic, named for a 19 century typewriter, formed in Atlanta before moving to Nashville in 2014.
“The Hidden History of Music Row” delves into the stories about the buildings on music row, and also about the songwriters and musicians who shaped its history such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, and Bob Dylan, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
“When we started the band, we made the decision that we wanted it to be about storytelling,” said Elizabeth Elkins, one of the band’s co-founders. “We felt like storytelling was kind of a lost art.”
A key theme is artists who came to Nashville searching for dreams that sometimes came true, but sometimes ended in tragedy.
One chapter, “More Than Just Country,” recalls the years between 1966 and 1972, when Bob Dylan,…