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Pilot and Performer

February 16, 2019

His debut LP, ‘Forever Took Too Long’ was released in 1999, and the first two singles reached top ten on the Canadian Country Singles chart.  ‘There You Were’ and ‘Bit by Bit’ were the singles, and they led to a Juno nomination for Best Male Country Artist.  He won the CCMA award for ‘Top Independent...

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Thirty Eight Number Ones

February 9, 2019

Merle had a troubled youth.  His father died before he was ten, the depression kept money tight, and his mom was away a lot to make ends meet.  When he was twelve, his brother Lowell gave Merle his used guitar.  Merle learned to play it, alone, listening to Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams....

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Fill in for Eddie Rabbitt

February 2, 2019

He was raised by his dad, and helped with the family’s two thousand acre cattle ranch.  During high school, he was part of a garage band, playing rock and roll, until Country music attracted his ear. The sound of George Jones, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams became big influences, and there was always live performances...

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From Down Under to Up Top

January 26, 2019

Gord was born in Australia and moved to Alberta with his mother when he was just five.  He was fortunate to have lots of musical influence from an early age.  His mom was a singer with an Australian Country band, and she encouraged Gord to follow his heart and pursue a career in Country Music....

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Hank is known as one of the most influential American singers and songwriters of the twentieth century.  He recorded thirty five top ten singles, with eleven reaching number one. He was born with spina bifida occulta which gave him constant back pain and contributed to his alcohol and drug dependence. He was just twenty nine...

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Keeper of the Stars

January 12, 2019

Tracy was studying business at Texas State University, and sang with a local band called, “Rimfire”. One of his friends convinced him to record, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, at a mall recording studio.  The owner of the studio entered Tracy into a talent contest, and that lead to a contract with MCA records. Tracy has since...

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Jim’s Dad was a champion fiddle player, and each of his siblings could play various instruments.  Jim learned the fiddle and the mandolin. Jim grew up picking cotton, and he learned Blues directly from African Americans working in the cotton fields. At 16, he hopped a freight train and drifted for several years, then known...

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Top Selling Solo Artist

December 29, 2018

His Mom sang Country Music, recorded on Capital Records, and appeared on Ozark Jubilee.  Young Garth’s home was full of music and there were regular talent nights where the whole family took part.  Garth learned to play guitar and banjo.  He played and sang with his older siblings. His real interest was sports, and he...

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Honky Tonk Story Teller

December 22, 2018

John grew up in Texas, but often traveled with his family to California to pick fruit.  After he graduated from high school, he attended college on a basketball scholarship. John loved the outdoors.  He was an avid fisherman, and after some study of geology in Seattle, he headed for Alaska to search for gold.  The...

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Down Home Country Star

December 15, 2018

Dolly performed on the stage at the Grand Ole Opry at just thirteen.  She knew she wanted a career in Country Music, so she moved to Nashville the day after she graduated from high school. Her first success came as a songwriter.  She has over three thousand songs to her credit, and many have been...

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