Ralph Emery began interviewing country music stars at Nashville's powerhouse radio station WSM, winning Country Disc Jockey of the Year six times. He was the host and producer of The Ralph Emery Show and hosted Nashville Now for ten years. He is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Memories, as well as More Memories and The View from Nashville. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Country music star Tanya Tucker, sometimes called "the Female Elvis", was born on October 10, 1958 in Seminole, Texas. Her first single, Delta Dawn, was both a country and pop hit. Although her career declined in the 1980s, Tucker eventually changed record labels and made a comeback. Tucker tells her life story in Nickel Dreams.