Party Like a Rockstar

The Crazy, Coincidental, Hard-Luck, and Harmonious Life of a Songwriter

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781538735411

USD: $14.99  /  CAD: $18.99

ON SALE: February 22nd 2022

Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians / Music


This fun and fast-paced rock-and-roll memoir from hit singer-songwriter J.T. Harding shows what it takes to go from South Detroit to the top of the Nashville charts.

In PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR, J.T. Harding charts his life from a kid growing up in Michigan to a chart-topping songwriter living in Nashville and working with country music stars like Keith Urbahn and Kenny Chesney. As a kid playing rock n' roll in his parents' garage, Harding's was a world in which every taste of new music—from KISS to Prince and everyone in between—was a revelation. Inspired by his favorite artists, Harding abandons the classic "American Dream" and runs away to Los Angeles, where he forms a band and becomes part of the music scene there, all the while selling records to his favorite artists and producers at Tower Records.

A story of youth, rebellion, and determination, PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR is a memoir for music lovers and an invaluable how-to guide for anyone who wants to learn how to write a hit song. Fun and heartfelt, Harding's memoir is the story of one man's unshakable love for rock and roll, how it guided him through some of the greatest tragedies—and greatest triumphs—of his wild and unvarnished life.

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Reader Reviews


“From the inventive chapter titles to the stories they contain—compelling true accounts of the incredible life of one of the most interesting people I’ve ever known, and one of the best songwriters of his generation—J.T. Harding’s PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR is one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. Do yourself a favor and enjoy.”—Bart Herbison, executive director, Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
“You’ll definitely get great stories about songwriting from J.T. Harding—his heart gets broken more than the ice cream machine at McDonald’s.”—Josh Osborne, Grammy award-winning songwriter
“PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR may be a memoir, but it could just as easily be classified as a self-help book for those of us who struggle to be ourselves. J.T. Harding is the epitome of the American rock-n-roll dream and a true testament that anything is possible if you’re brave enough to dream it."—Shane McAnally. three-time Grammy award-winning songwriter and star of NBC’s “Songland”
“What a great read! Super stories, like meeting Keith Urban in the men's room! Very moving family stuff. Every aspiring songwriter should read this for inspiration.”—Jim Vallance, songwriter
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