C. Eric Banister is an unabashed fan of the Southern Rock genre of music popularized by such legends as Hank Williams, Jr., Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Marshall Tucker Band.

Banister’s “Counting Down Southern Rock: The 100 Best Songs , published by Rowman & Littlefield ( serves as a love letter to 100 of these artists and some of their most memorable musical creations. Starting with Hank Williams Jr.’ s “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way”, Banister examines, dissects and offers commentary on 100 Southern Rock songs, including interesting historical data and entertaining trivia. This book makes a great gift for the music enthusiast this season.

Counting Down Southern Rock: The 100 Best Songs” by E. Eric Banister – Gotta Love It!