Country Books Honored

Richard Smith’s Can’t You Hear Me Callin’: The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass and Charles Wolfe’s Classic Country: Legends of Country Music are among a dozen finalists for the 12th annual Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Awards. Books on the Neville Brothers, Jeff and Tim Buckley, Chess Records, Bing Crosby, Lester Bangs, Charles Mingus, John Lee Hooker and Bob Dylan also are nominated. Three winners will be announced at a reception Sept. 21 at New York’s Sony Club. 09/04/01