Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

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Tag: The Strangers

"Sam Hill"
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“Sam Hill”: Merle Sans Strangers

IMDB, the Internet Movie Database, recognizes these nicknames for Merle Haggard, who – in poetic fashion – left us this week on the exact date of his 79th birthday: – Mighty Merle – Okie from Muskogee – Hag – Poet of the Common Man Mighty Merle would enjoy the backing

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"Rhodes-Bud Boogie"
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Texas Troubadours: Backup Band Extraordinaire

Perhaps it’s not fair to single out a backing band in country music, since there are so many outstanding ones — The Texas Playboys, The Cherokee Cowboys, The Drifting Cowboys, The Golden West Cowboys, The Brazos Valley Boys, The Western Caravan, The Buckaroos, The Strangers, The String Dusters/Pleasant Valley Boys

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