||by Keith and Kent Zimmerman, contains a chapter called 'The Nashville Rat Pack; Newbury, Hartford, Hall, and Miller, writin' Them Heartbreakin', Achin', Eggs and Bacon Country Songs'. (Backbeat Books 2004)
A friend of mine gave me the book the night we went to see John Prine. One line catches the eye: 'All four individuals are worthy of being categorized as cult figures to the generations of younger roots-rock fans now just discovering classic country and acoustic music. Beginning songwriters would be wise to study these four men line-by-line, verse-by-verse, and analyze their compassionate contributions to American roots rock'.
Indeed a good advise!