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American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Wikipedia

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    Genre of popular music that originated with blues, old-time music, and various types of American folk music including Appalachian, Cajun, and the cowboy Western music styles of New Mexico, Red Dirt, Tejano, and Texas country. Its popularized roots originate in the Southern United States of the early 1920s. Wikipedia

  • George Jones

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  • Johnny Cash

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  • Roger Miller

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  • The Strangers (American band)

    American country band that formed in 1966 in Bakersfield, California. They mainly served as the backup band for singer-songwriter Merle Haggard, who named them after his first hit single "(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers". Wikipedia

  • Merle Haggard discography

    The discography for American country music singer Merle Haggard includes 66 studio albums, five instrumental albums featuring his backing band the Strangers, as well as several live and compilation albums. Haggard recorded for a variety of major and independent record labels through the years, with significant years spent with Capitol Records (where he lived for over a decade), MCA Records, Epic Records and Curb Records, as well as his own label Hag Records. Wikipedia

  • Kris Kristofferson

    American singer-songwriter and actor. Among his songwriting credits are the songs "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night", all of which were hits for other artists. Wikipedia

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  • Glen Campbell

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  • Mama Tried (song)

    Song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard and The Strangers. Released in July 1968 as the first single and title track from the album Mama Tried. Wikipedia

  • Hank Williams

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  • Emmylou Harris

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  • Charlie Daniels

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  • Dolly Parton

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  • Jan Howard

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  • Ray Price (musician)

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  • Connie Smith

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  • Steve Wariner

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  • David Allan Coe

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