Clint Richmond

Clint Richmond is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller, Selena! (Pocket Books), Willie Nelson (Pocket Books) and numerous non-fiction collaborations. A freelance writer based in Austin, Texas, Richmond has held staff writer positions at People magazine and The Dallas Times Herald.

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Willie Nelson: Behind the Music

by Clint Richmond

He wrote his first song at the age of twelve, evoking heartbreak with an authenticity beyond his years. Willie Nelson has always known hard times, from his abandonment by first his mother, then his father. As a Nashville songsmith he wrote one of the top jukebox hits of all time, Patsy Cline's "Crazy," yet he remained obscure until he abandoned Music City for Austin, Texas, where he pioneered the outlaw sound that revolutionized country music. This intimate portrait reveals the details of his three failed marriages, his successful film career, the tragic death of his son, and his activism as the organizer of Farm Aid. Here is the dramatic story of the tax problems that prompted the IRS to padlock and then auction his home and possessions -- and the incredible outpouring of gratitude from fans and farmers who bought it all... and then gave it back. Packed with photos and interviews not seen in the original VH1 broadcast, this book brings alive the genius -- and genuineness -- of a legend whose stardom extends far beyond genre boundaries.

Published in Music

Selena!: The Phenomenal Life and Tragic Death of the Tejano Music Queen

by Clint Richmond

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller

For millions of adoring fans, the shocking murder of 23-year-old Selena Quintanilla Perez cut short a brilliant music career. Selena was a Mexican-American Madonna without the scandals and the beloved Grammy Award-winning star of a family-run band. As sweet, sexy and upbeat as her songs, Selena quickly became the queen of Tejano, a modern, urban version of Tex-Mex accordion-based music called conjunto.

Selena's records and videos sold out nationwide within an hour of the bulletin announcing her death. But her fabulous music lives on, and with it, the promise of her loving spirit that was already uniting fans from every walk of life all over the nation.

Published in Biography