When it comes to singing about struggle and emotion, there are few genres that match the intensity of country music. Country music was born from musicians that were brave enough to wear their hearts on their sleeves from happiness to heartache. Because of country icons like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Jimmie Rodgers, this southern, soulful genre has grown to become loved by many. Browse through the legends that established country music as the popular genre that it is today.
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profile name: Dolly Parton profile occupation: Songwriter, Singer
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profile name: Loretta Lynn profile occupation: Songwriter, Singer
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profile name: Garth Brooks profile occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
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profile name: Willie Nelson profile occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Songwriter, Singer
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profile name: Hank Williams profile occupation: Songwriter, Singer
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profile name: Johnny Cash profile occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
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