This book is a personal autobiography written by the man who formed Shania Twain's first Nashville based band of her own. Shania as well as many other Music Biz Entertainers and their beginnings (Ty Herndon, Daryl Singletary, Jo Dee Messina, The Lynn's, Ken Mellons, Mike Snider, Wade Hayes, Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio, and a host of others) are talked about in this in depth, comprehensive, "tell all" about Nashville and it's Multi-Billion Dollar Music Industry. Have you ever wondered what the behind the scenes view of the glamorous Nashville Music Scene is really like? This is a behind the scenes view, (with over 55 color photo's never before seen) with story's written by one of the closest people to any recording Artist. Terry Wendt, band leader/road manager for Shania Twain in The Early Days, has worked in the 'Nashville Music Biz Arena' for over 20 years in the capacity of pedal steel guitarist, band leader, road manager, producer, and WMI Records; President/Producer. If you have any interest in Shania Twain, the music industry, or just love music, this book's for you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780966566802
Publisher: Apple Books, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

From the Authoriv
1.My Early Days1
2.Setting The Stage13
3.My Freelance Days23
4.Never Say Never37
5.Coming Home51
6.Who's That Girl75
7.The Shania Twain Band89
8.On With The Show103
9.Everything Happens For A Reason125
10.From Shania To The Lynn's159
11.The Wendt Brothers171
12.WMI Records & Wendt Music191
13.What Goes Around Comes Around213

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The Early Days 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I always wondered what it was like to be an artist (musician) After reading 'The Early Days', I felt as though I lived it!!! If you like a witty, spiritual, funny, serious, educational and a chunk of life book, then this book is for you. You will enjoy the way the author takes you by the hand and you vicariously live his story! The photographs alone tell the story. You will feel equiped with all the knowledge you need to go into the music business. I guarantee that you won't want to put it down. Congratulations to the author, his lovely wife and children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Terry Wendt's, The Early Days, an innate honesty shines through the anecdotes of gigs and pickin' parties that were a part of Terry's life from the age of 17 when he was hired to play his steel guitar at one of the shows at Opryland, USA. From his first days playing in a band in Michigan to his gig as Shania Twain's first bandleader, road manager and steel guitar player, to his present day endeavors, Terry tells his story with an honest voice, exposing not only his triumphs but his tragedies and mistakes, and most certainly, the faith that saw him through it all.