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Ornery

A profile of Merle Haggard.

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Dear Charlie

The rocky career and enduring appeal of country legend Charlie Rich, “the missing link between Elvis Presley and Ray Charles.”

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The Devil in George Jones

A profile of the country music legend.

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Retracing Hank Williams’ Ghostly Night Ride

We know the country music pioneer died New Year’s Eve, 1953. But how?

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The Last Outlaw

A profile of Merle Haggard.

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Country Music's Sparkle King

A profile of fashion designer Nudie Cohn, who made clothing for Elvis, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, and others.

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Muddy Waters and Mozart

A memory of interviewing the late great songwriter Townes Van Zandt shortly before his death.

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The Ghost

A profile of Hank Williams III.

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When Country Was King

Uncovering Southern California’s country music roots.