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His career spanned nearly 5 decades, and included 140 albums and 85 singles on the Billboard country charts. Hank Snow wrote many of the songs he sang including, “I’m Moving On” and, “The Golden Rocket”.  His versions of, “I’ve Been Everywhere”, “Hello Love” and “I Don’t Hurt Anymore” remain associated with Snow.  He is a...

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Elvis fans in America, rejoice: starting in August, your letters (or bills) can be graced with likeness of the King once again. The U.S. Postal Service has announced that Elvis Presley will be the face of the newest postage stamp in its Music Icons series. Read More: Elvis Gets His Own ‘Music Icons’ Stamp ...

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Thirty-five years ago, on July 5, 1980, George Jones saw one of his biggest hits land at the top of the charts. It was on this day that “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” from Jones’ then-upcoming I Am What I Am album, became a No. 1 hit. Read More: George Jones’ ‘He Stopped Loving Her...

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Country Pioneer

July 4, 2015

The theme from, “The Beverly Hillbillies”, brought main stream success to Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, as they sang and picked their way into the hearts and minds of millions of fans.  Flatt was a member of Bill Monroe’s, “Blue Grass Boys”, before he and Earl Scruggs formed, “The Foggy Mountain Boys”.  Lester Flatt wrote...

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A date for the release of the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light has been announced. The movie, starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, will premiere on Nov. 27, Variety reports. It also stars Bradley Whitford, Cherry Jones and Maddie Hasson, and was directed by Marc Abraham. Read More: Hank Williams Biopic Sets Release Date ...

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  Songwriter Red Lane, whose works have been recorded by Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Roger Miller, among many others, died Wednesday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 76. More here.  ...

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Country Outlaw

June 27, 2015

When you hear the name, “Johnny Paycheck”, you think of his biggest hit, “Take This Job and Shove It”. Just about everybody has thought that about their own job, and maybe that’s why the song connects so well.  His real name is Donald Lytle,  he performed under the name of “Donny Young”, but he changed it...

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Ever wonder how artists react when they get the news they have their first #1 hit? Check this out…...

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Ever wonder how artists react when they get the news they have their first #1 hit?...

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When you think of June Carter Cash right away you remember her as the wife of Johnny Cash.  Her performing career was well established before she married Johnny.  She wrote, “Ring of Fire”, one of Cash’s biggest hits. June was part of, “The Carter Family”, she played several instruments and won 5 Grammy Awards.  Her...

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