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Published Date: 8/12/2015
Singer-songwriter Buck Owens scored 21 No. 1 country hits during his 61-year career, propelling Owens into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. A pioneer of the California-inspired Bakersfield Sound, Owens was equally at home in...
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Published Date: 8/10/2015
Jimmy Dean may be the only person in the Country Music Hall of Fame who also appeared in a James Bond film and made a fortune selling sausage. Dean began his musical career in the early 1950s, performing pop and country music and scoring several hits. His natural charm...
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Published Date: 7/31/2015
Jim Reeves helped make the Nashville sound the wildly popular country music trend it became in the 1950s and '60s. Known as Gentleman Jim, he made the record that some consider to be the first-ever recording with the Nashville sound: 1957's "Four Walls." Other hits for...
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Published Date: 7/25/2015
Charlie Rich, aka "The Silver Fox," won two Grammy awards for his 1973 hit "The Most Beautiful Girl" and a string of chart-topping hits followed. It was a long road to success for Rich, who started out as a Sun Records session musician in the 1960s for the likes of...
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Published Date: 6/30/2015
Chet Atkins was instrumental in creating "the Nashville sound," transforming country music in the 1950s from honky-tonk to the smoother, more polished and popular style that dominated the charts after 1958. As a recording artist he won nine Country Music Association...
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Published Date: 6/25/2015
Take a look back at some of the high points from the Cash family's history in our slideshow of June and Johnny's timeless romance.
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