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Guide to the Top Country Music Artists of the 80s

Just like rock and roll, country music stumbled upon crossroads during the 1980s. This is because it was the era…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Traveling to a Tropical Country

A vacation abroad to a tropical country or island can be life-changing. You’ll create lasting memories, explore whole new worlds…

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Strange and Unusual Flags

Flags always represent a nation, movement or a group. Choosing the right design, symbols, colors, and insignia for a flag…

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Introduction to Jimmy Elledge

Introduction: Jimmy Elledge (1943-2012) was an American country singer and musician from the 60s music era. He is primarily known…

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Introduction to Johnny Ferguson

Introduction Johnny Ferguson (born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1937) is an American country and pop singer-songwriter from the 60s music…

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Music Legends: Ray Charles

Introduction Ray Charles was an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and pianist who became one of the pioneers and most…

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One hit wonders: Starland Vocal Band

Introduction Starland Vocal Band is a now-defunct American pop and country band, known for their biggest hit “Afternoon Delight” during…

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Artists Profile: Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys

Introduction Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys are one of those classic rock and country rock bands that oldies…

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Artists Profile: Cate Brothers

Introduction to Cate Brothers Oldies music fans will probably recognize the Cate Brothers. Consisting of twin brothers Earl and Ernest…

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Artist Biography: Bruce Channel

Introduction Bruce Channel is an American rock n roll/pop/country/rockabilly singer-songwriter known for his #1 pop hit “Hey! Baby” during the…

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Artist Biography: The Bellamy Brothers

Introduction The Bellamy Brothers are an American pop and country duo who reached the peak of their career during 70’s…

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The Life and Music of Billy “Crash” Craddock

Introduction Billy Craddock’s early musical career Known for his biggest hit “Rub It In” in 1974, American country and rockabilly…

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Al Caiola and His Orchestra

Introduction Al Caiola and His Orchestra are known for their two successful instrumental tunes “The Magnificent Seven” and “Bonanza,” both…

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The Story and Music of Bob Beckham

Introduction to Bob Beckham Bob Beckham (1927-2013) is the late American country singer whose best-known hits are “Just as Much…

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The Story and the Music of “Little Miss Dynamite” Brenda Lee

Introduction to Brenda Lee Brenda Lee (birth name Brenda Mae Tarpley) is an American singer who was one of the…

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The Story and Music of Crystal Gayle

Introduction to Crystal Gayle Crystal Gayle (born Brenda Gail Webb in 1951) is an American country and pop singer-songwriter whose…

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Burl Ives, the Beloved American Entertainer

Introduction Burl Ives (1909 – 1995) was an American entertainer, with a career that spanned in over sixty years. He…

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Charlie Daniels and The Charlie Daniels Band

  Introduction The Charlie Daniels Band is an American country and southern rock band fronted by (who else?) Charlie Daniels…

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The Life and Music of Bill Anderson

  Introduction to Bill Anderson Bill Anderson is a country music singer who was born on November 1, 1937 in…

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Claude King and His Enduring Hit “Wolverton Mountain”

Introduction to Claude King Louisiana-born country singer/songwriter/occasional actor Claude King (1923-2013) would never probably think he’d take music as a…

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Bonnie Guitar and Her Hit “Dark Moon”

Introduction to Bonnie Guitar Bonnie Guitar (born Bonnie Buckingham in 1923 in Seattle, Washington) is a country/pop singer, guitarist and…

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Life and Music of Bobby Edwards

Introduction to Bobby Edwards Bobby Edwards (born Robert Edward Moncrief [or Burgan in some sources] in 1926 – died 2012)…

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The Story and Music of Country Music Star Bobby Bare

    Introduction to Bobby Bare Bobby Bare (born Robert Joseph Bare) was born on April 7, 1935 in Ironton,…

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Bob Luman and His Hit “Let’s Think About Living”

Introduction Bob Luman was an American country and rockabilly singer and guitarist who was primarily known for his “Let’s Think…

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The Life and Music of Singer-Songwriter Tom T. Hall

  Introduction to Tom T. Hall Thomas “Tom T.” Hall (born in 1936 in Olive Hill, Kentucky) is a Grammy…

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The Life and Music of Roy Clark

  Introduction to Roy Clark Roy Clark was an American country singer and musician. A very talented individual, he was…

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Rex Allen, the Arizona Cowboy

  Introduction to Rex Allen Rex Allen (The Arizona Cowboy) was born on December 31, 1920 and passed away on…

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Really Tall Celebrities

On TV and in the movies and magazines, some celebrities appear to be of average height, but you may be surprised to…

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The Story and Music of Larry Groce

Introduction to Larry Groce Larry Groce (born in 1948, in Dallas, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter and now is a…

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One Hit Wonders of the 2000s

The music scene of the new millennium wasn’t bereft of one-hit wonders, especially on the American charts, which they used…

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