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Country And Western Music
Author: Richard H. Williams

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I
Tammy Wynette's "Stand
By Your Man" was a country
classic---sold millions.

II
Garth Brooks topped all the
country charts. He retired at
age of forty-two.

III
Eddy Arnold's smooth,
polished variations on
western sounds and themes.

IV
Gene Autry was a
film star, singer, and owner
of a baseball team.

V
Loretta Lynn wrote
and performed country music.
She is a big name.

VI
Willie Nelson---song
writer and singer; remains
highly popular.

VII
Charley Pride is a
black, country singer with a
smooth, flexible voice.

VIII
Tex Ritter---he was
elected to Cowboy and
Music Halls of Fame.


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IX
Lester Flatt and Earl
Scruggs---the Foggy Mountain Boys;
from Bluegrass to Folk

X
Ernest Tubb---Opry
star; wrote and sang "I'm Walking
the Floor Over You."

XI
Hank Williams turned out
hit after hit; but drugs and
alcohol killed him.

XII
Doc Watson---a blind
country and bluegrass artist---
highly versatile.

XIII
Roy Acuff was song
writer, fiddler, and singer---
was radio star.

XIV
Johnny Cash---singer
and song writer; was once top
country music star.

XV
Bill Monroe---singer
song writer; he launched bluegrass
country music style.

XVI
Roy Rogers formed The
Sons of the Pioneers. Was
Movie, TV star.

XVII
Dave Macon was first
Grand Ole Opry star; he played
banjo and he sang.
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XVIII
Hank Snow was called The
Singing Ranger; influenced
some younger singers.

XIX
Kenny Rogers launched
a folk rock band and cut "The
Gambler" and "Lucille."

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Comments on this poem/writing:

joyce ivy (68.222.111.93) -- Sunday, October 24 2004, 05:52 am

LOTS OF MEMORIES HERE

I remember the days...very well..mom listened to them all...But my favorite was Patsy Cline....CRAZY...Tragic ending for her...
Cool Memories...a life time ago...Thanks for sharing...
Richard (205.188.116.197) -- Sunday, October 24 2004, 01:39 pm

Crazy

I,too, enjoyed Patsy Cline's rendition of Willie
Nelson's "Crazy." The movie based on her life
"Sweet Dreams" was also good.
 
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