The legendary country music artist and NASCAR driver who scored sixteen number-one hits and two Grammy awards, even with fame and fortune, always yearned for more. Diekman's biography explains how Robbins saw himself as a drifter, searching for self-fulfillment and inner peace. Born to a hardworking mother and abusive alcoholic father, he never fully escaped from the insecurities burned into him by a poverty-stricken nomadic childhood in the Arizona desert. In 1947 he got his first gig; too nervous to talk, the shy young man walked onstage singing. Soon, he changed his name, cultivated his magnetic stage presence, and established himself as a well-loved entertainer and successful NASCAR driver. Hardcover, 286 pp.