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Merle Haggard
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Merle Haggard Says Modern Country ‘Isn’t Entertaining’

Merle Haggard's first single, 'Sing a Sad Song,' hit the Top 20 more than 50 years ago, in 1963. But while the California native has stayed busy -- and popular -- throughout the last five decades, he admits he doesn't have much in common with the artists who are currently topping the charts.

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32 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’

It's been 32 years since George Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with 'Fool Hearted Memory.' The Texan's first single from his sophomore album, 'Strait From the Heart,' shot to the top of the charts, paving the way for 59 more singles to follow. The song reached No. 1 on Aug. 28, 1982.

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Garth Brooks
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Garth Brooks to Receive ASCAP Award

Garth Brooks will soon have another trophy to add to his extensive collection. The singer will be one of the recipients of the ASCAP Centennial Awards, handed out at a special ceremony to be held on Nov. 17 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

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Charlie Daniels
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35 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Hits No. 1 With ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’

On Aug. 25, 1979, Charlie Daniels was undoubtedly doing plenty of celebrating. It was on this day 35 years ago that the singer earned his first No.1 hit with his single 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia.'

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Johnny Cash
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45 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’

45 years ago today (Aug. 21, 1969) was an epic day for Johnny Cash. It was on this day that the singer soared to the top of the charts with his live single, 'A Boy Named Sue,' from his 'At San Quentin' album.

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Alabama to Release ‘Angels Among Us’ Deluxe Edition CD

Country music hitmakers Alabama will release a new album, 'Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites: Deluxe Edition,' exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations.

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Sam Moore Nu-Blu
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Sam Moore + Nu-Blu, ‘Jesus and Jones’ Video — Exclusive Premiere

Bluegrass group Nu-Blu teamed up with soul legend Sam Moore for their newest song, and they're giving readers of The Boot an exclusive first look at the video.

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Willie Nelson
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Willie Nelson Talks Next Album, Kacey Musgraves Collaboration

Willie Nelson released a new album titled 'Band of Brothers' in June, but the prolific music legend is already looking forward to his next record.

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Charlie Daniels
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35 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Earns Gold Single for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’

Charlie Daniels' single 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' earned gold status, signifying sales in excess of 500,00 units, 35 years ago today (Aug. 21, 1979).

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Willie Nelson Neil Young
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Willie Nelson, Neil Young to Headline Anti-Keystone Pipeline Concert

Willie Nelson and Neil Young are teaming up for a benefit concert to help fund the fight against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

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