• The Fabulous Baker‘ Boys

    Every genre has its shift in sound that redefines or alters it, often combining genres to create new ones or to expand into subgenres. The combination of blues, jazz and country spurned Sun Records

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  • Reel Country

    Country music’s deep roots in hard luck and heartbreak translate well into cinematic drama. Here are CULTURE’s Top 5 picks for the best country music-themed flicks:   NASHVILLE (1975) Who

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  • Prison Pointers

    Merle Haggard got a 15-year prison sentence after he was caught shoplifting. Lucky for us (and him), the musician ended up turning his life around. But just in case you aren’t so lucky, here are

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  • Merle Milestones

    Here’s a recap of just a few of notable achievements (and a few low points) in the storied life of The Hag. 1946 Merle Haggard’s father dies.   1950 Haggard is sent for the first time

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  • The Song Remains The Same

    Even though Merle Haggard had 38 No. 1 hits, “Okie From Muscogee” remains his most touted musical tour de force—and it remains a fan favorite. Released in 1969, Merle said he was inspired to

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  • Rebelution

    Rebelution remains rooted to reggae vibes and diehard fans By Kevin Longrie   Rebelution went from being unknown to musically inclined residents of Santa Barbara to a powerful force in the

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  • Good Acoustics

    Staind’s Aaron Lewis re-discovers his inner country boy By Kevin Longrie   The musical history of Aaron Lewis is tied, unexpectedly, to the acoustic guitar. The frontman of rock giants

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  • Bright Lights

    With a new lineup and their own label, Bedouin Soundclash sees a new horizon By Kevin Longrie   Jay Malinowski and Eon Sinclair have always been ambitious. At Queen’s University in

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