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50 Country Songs Everyone Must Hear Before They Die
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50 Country Songs Everyone Must Hear Before They Die

The Boot rounds up a list of 50 country, Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk songs that everyone should hear at least once in their lifetime.

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Watch Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson Sing ‘Pancho and Lefty’ at Haggard Tribute

Kenny Chesney and Willie Nelson teamed up at 'Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard' to perform "Pancho and Lefty."

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Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert + More Team Up for Merle Haggard Tribute

As the country community nears the anniversary of Merle Haggard’s death, some of the genre’s biggest stars are gathering together to celebrate his life and art with a massive tribute concert.

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Longtime Merle Haggard and the Strangers Member Don Markham Dead at 85

One of country music's most versatile and highly-regarded musicians has died. Don Markham, who played with Merle Haggard from 1974 until his retirement in 2013, died Friday (Feb. 24) in Oildale, Calif., at the age of 85.

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8 Unforgettable Country Moments From 2016

In 2016, country music saw deaths, resurrections, a shocking performance and a superstar collaboration that fans are sure to be talking about for years to come. It was truly an unforgettable year, and these are the Top 8 moments.

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In Memoriam: Remembering the Artists Who Died in 2016

Country music was not spared from the grief that came early and often in 2016. Legendary artists seemed to pass at unheard of rates — men and women we'd relied on for hit songs and unforgettable live performances for decades died, often unexpectedly this year. In this video Taste of Country remembers them one final time.

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Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard Tapped by Grammy Hall of Fame

Four of country music's most iconic names are being recognized with one of music's biggest honors from the Recording Academy. Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, the Everly Brothers and Bonnie Raitt will all have some of their most legendary recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Sturgill Simpson Clarifies ACM Facebook Rant

Just hours after he roundly criticized the ACM in a scathing Facebook post, Sturgill Simpson posted an update clarifying his remarks.

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Sturgill Simpson ‘Disgusted’ With ACM’s Merle Haggard Spirit Award

On Monday singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson took to Facebook to blast the ACMs for creating an award that celebrates Merle Haggard’s legacy. He accused the Academy of Country Music of joining others who have “hitched their wagon to his name.”

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Ben Haggard Performs Late Father Merle Haggard’s ‘Silver Wings’ [WATCH]

Ben Haggard has shared a video of himself performing his late father Merle Haggard's hit "Silver Wings."

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George Strait Pays Tribute to Merle Haggard at Las Vegas Opening

George Strait paid musical homage to one of his own heroes during the opening night of his Las Vegas run on Friday night (April 22), playing a medley in honor of Merle Haggard.

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Vince Gill: ‘Merle Haggard Was My No. 1 Inspiration’

The world is still mourning the death of Merle Haggard, and Tuesday evening's All For the Hall benefit concert paid tribute to the country legend.

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