Alanna Nash is a feature writer for the New York Times and Entertainment Weekly, who has written five books including The Colonel. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
"'You don't need to be an Elvis fan to be awed by this book. It is so detailed, gossipy, far-ranging, and coherent that it becomes a clear window on an entire era. The book's genius is in the volume of fresh and flowing information... Nash is one of the finest, most perceptive chroniclers and appraisers of pop music in America.' Billboard magazine"