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Country Music Legend of the Week, Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century.

A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "The King".

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Country Music Legend of the Week, Hank Williams Sr

Hank Williams Documentary Parts 1-8

This is the complete story of Hank Williams in eight separate parts. Watch all parts now or as you wish, we hope you enjoy it.

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Country Music Legend of the Week, Bobby Bare [VIDEOS]

Robert Joseph "Bobby" Bare was born April 7, 1935, in Ironton, OH. He is an American country music singer and songwriter.

Bare's big break in country music came when RCA Records' Chet Atkins signed him. The first song he released on the label was "Shame On Me" in 1962. His second RCA release, "Detroit City," was his first top-ten Country single, reaching number six. It also hit number 16 on the pop charts.

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Country Music Legend of the Week, Hank Snow [VIDEOS]

Hank  Snow, May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999, was a Canadian-American country music artist. He charted more than 70 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980.

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Country Music Legend of the Week, Willie Nelson [VIDEOS]

Willie Hugh Nelson was born April 30, 1933. He is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist.

The critical success of the album " Shotgun Willie"  in 1973, combined with the critical and commercial success of  "Red Headed Stranger"  in 1975 and Stardust in 1978, made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music.

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Country Music Legend of the Week, Mel Tillis [VIDEOS]

Country music legend, Mel Tillis, started performing in the early ‘50’s with a group called The Westerners while serving as a baker in the United States Air Force, stationed in Okinawa.

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Country Music Legend of the Week, Patsy Cline [VIDEOS]

She is considered to be one of the most influential, successful, and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century.

Prior to her death at the age of 30 in a private plane crash, she was at the height of her career.

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Country Music Legend of the Week, Dottie West [VIDEOS]

Dottie West (October 11, 1932 – September 4, 1991) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Along with her friends and co-recording artists Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, she is considered one of the genre's most influential and groundbreaking female artists.

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Country Music Legend of the Week, Johnny Cash [VIDEOS]

John R. “Johnny” Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003, A.K.A. “The Man In Black”, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential muusicians of the 20th century.

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Country Music Legend of the Week, Eddy Arnold [VIDEOS]

Richard Edward Arnold, May 15, 1918 – May 8, 2008, known professionally as Eddy Arnold, was an American country music singer who performed for six decades.

He was a so-called Nashville sound, country/popular music, innovator of the late 1950s, and scored 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts, second only to George Jones.

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Country Music Legend of the Week, Hank Williams Jr. [VIDEOS]

Randall Hank Williams, better known as Hank Williams, Jr. was born on May 26, 1949, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

His father, Hank Williams, a country music pioneer, nicknamed him Bocephus after Grand Ole Opry comedian Rod Brasfield’s ventriloquist dummy.

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Country Music Legend of the Week, Jim Reeves [VIDEOS]

He was once an announcer for KWKH-AM in Shreveport, Louisiana, home of the popular radio program Louisiana Hayride.

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