The book, on page 243, mentions that at least 28 of Alabama's 67 counties once held an annual courthouse Sacred Harp singing, with Cullman County being the only one with that distinction today . I've now been able to confirm that the number should be at least 30. Here's an alphabetical list of county seats that once hosted one of the annual courthouse events : Alexander City, Andalusia, Ashland, Ashville, Birmingham, Cullman, Dadeville, Decatur, Dothan, Double Springs, Elba, Fayette, Ft. Payne, Gadsden, Greenville, Guntersville, Hamilton, Heflin, Huntsville, Jasper, LaFayette, Monroeville, Montgomery, Moulton, Oneonta, Ozark, Russellville, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Vernon.

Buell Cobb
Buell Cobb recounts the resurgence of interest in shape note singing, a tradition in the in the rural South, from the near-demise he wrote about in his earlier book. Of special interest to the growing national community of shape note singers, it's so well crafted that it can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates reminiscences of life in a simpler era. Think "Tales from Lake Wobegon."

Johanna Fabke, Amazon review