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46 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Plays the White House
Forty-six years ago today, on April 18, 1970, Johnny Cash played at the White House for Richard Nixon. The president made a request for 'A Boy Named Sue' and of course the Man in Black played the song for Mr. Nixon.
Of course, the song was originally recorded at San Quentin prison in 1969, so it's pr…
Texas/Red Dirt Tributes to Merle on Twitter
'The Hag' Merle Haggard passed away today on his 79th birthday. Merle was no doubt an inspiration to many artists, especially those here on the Texas/Red Dirt scene. Here's a sampling of tributes to Merle from some artists on our scene.
Thank for the inspiration, music, and class
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60 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Records 'I Walk the Line'
60 years ago on this date (March 30, 1956), Johnny Cash recorded one of his signature songs,  'I Walk the Line'. Cash recorded the song for Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.
What many might not know is that Cash actually wrote the song right here in the Lone Star state of Texas as he told in a telep…

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