country music

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Were you a late-night television-watching insomniac in the early 1980s?
George Jones, 2003
George Jones, who died on April 26 at age 81 in Nashville, was such a giant in the world of country music that a song Jim Lauderdale wrote  about him, " The King of Broken Hearts," became a hit for George Strait. And that was a fitting appellation.
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It had all the makings of a doleful country song - a heartbroken young woman watching her father's memories slip away from Alzheimer's Disease.
It's odd to think that a native of Canada created one of the most quintessentially American programs ever to air on television, one that celebrated the rough-hewn, folksy humor of the rural South and the musical genre that its people loved.
GRAMMY® Award-winning Country star Faith Hill appears in a new public service announcement that encourages Americans to volunteer their time to make America a better place. The spot is one of a series of PSAs to be launched this fall on all major broadcast networks - ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC - as part of the Entertainment Industry Foundation's iParticipate national initiative to promote volunteerism with AARP's Create the Good (www.CreateTheGood.org).
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