JIMMY MARTIN

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Jimmy Martin

James Henry Martin

 (August 10, 1927 – May 14, 2005) was an American bluegrass  musician, known as the “King of Bluegrass”.

Martin was born in Sneedville; Tennessee and was raised in the hard farming life of rural East Tennesse . He grew up near Sneedville, singing in church and with friends from surrounding farms. His mother and stepfather who used to sing gospel were his first influences. When he was in his teens he bought a guitar. Martin told The Big Book of Bluegrass: “I learned the basic chords from an old hillbilly named Reuben Gibson, who lived in the hills around Sneedville, and I taught myself how to play. I heard Lester Flatt and Chaelie Monroe both play runs, but I didn’t try to top ...

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BILL MONROE

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Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe

The genre takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, named for Monroe’s home state of Kentucky. Monroe’s performing career spanned 69 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader.William Smith Monroe was born September 13, 1911 –Past away September 9, 1996) was an American mandolinist, sanger, and songwriter, who helped to create the style of music known as bluegrass. Because of this, he is commonly referred to as the “Father of Bluegrass

Early life

Monroe was born on his family’s farm near Rosine, Kentucky , the youngest of eight children of James Buchanan “Buck” and Malissa (Vandiver) Monroe...

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MARTY ROBBINS

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Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins

Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, and racing driver . One of the most popular and successful country and western singers of all time for most of his near four-decade career, Robbins often topped the country music charts, and several of his songs also had crossover success as pop hits.

 Robbins was born in Glendal , a suburb of Phoenix in   in Maricopa County, Arizona. It’s been claimed that his mother was mostly of  Paiute Indian heritage; however, both his parents were listed as “white” in US censuses. Robbins grew up in a difficult family situ...

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REBA McETIRE

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Reba McEtire

This article is about the musician and actress. For her self-titled album, see Reba McEtire (album) .

Signing with MCA Nashville Records  McEntire took creative control over her second MCA album,My Kind Of Country  (1984), which had a more traditional country sound and produced two number one singles: “How Blue and “Some body should leave”. The album brought her breakthrough success, bringing her a series of successful albums and number one singles in the 1980s and 1990s. McEntire has since released 29 studio albums, acquired 42 number one singles, 16 number one albums, and 28 albums have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America...

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MERLE HAGGARD

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Merle Ronald Haggard

the Bakersfield sound
 (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Fidlers. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound which is characterized by the twang of Nashville Telacaster and the unique mix with the traditional country Steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville sound recordings of the same era. Merle Haggard was the best of his time.

prevailing anti-Vietnam War sentiment

Haggard’s childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was incarcerated several times in his youth...

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DOLLY PARTON (Rebecca)

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Dolly {Rebecca} Parton

Born Dolly Rebecca Parton
January 19, 1946 (age 72)
Sevier County, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation
Singer songwriter multi-instrumentalist record producer actress author businesswoman humanitarian
Years active 1959-present
Spouse(s) Carl Dean (m. 1966)
Musical career
Genres
Country country pop bluegrass gospel
Instruments
Vocals guitar banjo
Labels
Gold band Mercury Monument RCA Victor Warner Bros. Columbia Rising Tide Decca Sugar Hill Dolly
Associated acts Emmylou Harris, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Rogers, Linda Ronstadt, Porter Wagoner, Stella Parton, Randy Parton, Rachel Dennison

(As a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner),

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946...

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ALISON KRAUSS

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Alison Krauss

   

Musician singer producer band leader .This article is about the bluegrass musician. For her band, see Union Station(band). For the Kent State student, see Alison Krauss

SOME OF HER WORK

released her first solo album in 1987

She has released fourteen albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and helped renew interest in bluegrass music in the United States. Her soundtrack performances have led to further popularity, including the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack, an album also credited with raising American interest in bluegrass, and the Cold Mountain Soundtrack which led to her performance at the 2004 Academy Awards.Alison Maria Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American Bluegrass&Country singer a...

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FERLIN HUSKY

Husky Ferlin in 1962.

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The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee died at His daughter’s , Country Music Hall spokes woman Tina Wright said. He had a history of heart problems and related ailments.

With his resonant voice and good looks, Husky was one of the most versatile entertainers to emerge from country music. He was a singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, and even a comedian whose impersonations ranged from Bing Crosby to Johnny Cash.

He was one of the first country musicians to ...

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CARL STORY (bluegrass gospel)

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Carl Story bluegrass gospel

he learned both the fiddle and guitar when he was young.

Guitarist, fiddler, and vocalist Carl Story became known as “The Father of Bluegrass Gospel Music” over his decades-long career. Though less well known than Bill Monroe,Ralph Stanley and other bluegrass pioneers, he was present as the genre took shape and was for many years a highly influential figure whose band served as a training ground for many younger musicians. Story was born to musically inclined parents who played for square dances, and he learned both the fiddle and guitar when he was young. String band music snared his attention when he was in his teens, and he was active on radio in Lynch burg, VA, in the early ’30s...

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KITTY WELLS

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Ketty Well

Let us take a look at all of the things that are going on in the world today. Like all of terrorism. I pray to the good lord ever day that the would prevent the destructive forces of terrorism directed against our nation.Not only here in the U>S>A> but all over the world
I stand ageist the spirit of fear that accompanies the cowardice acts of terrorism.Help those in power to act swiftly to over come all danger, protecting all of our lives and property.
And keep our kids safe in schools.and enable the military to be come swift, powerful and accurate in action of retaliation.And help all of stand up against drugs. That are killing not only are young but of all ages
Lord, help us understand life changes that might ...

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CONWAY TWITTY/ LORETTA LYNN / PATSY CLINE

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Loretta Lynn/ Conway Twitty Patsy Cline

LORETTA LYNN FULL CIRCLE

Loretta Lynn Webb; born April 14, 1932)is an American country music sanger – song writer .With multiple gold albums in a career spanning almost 60 years. She is famous for hits such as YOU AIN:T WOMAN ENOUGH TO TAKE MY MAN, DO:NT COME HOME HOME A DRINKIN WITH LOVIN ON YOUR MIN:T ONE ON THE WAY,  AND COAL MINERS DAUGHTER”, and ” along with the 1980 biographical film of the same name.

Lynn has received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the country music asociation academy of country music and  as a duet partner and an individual artist...

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