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profile name: Francis Scott Key profile occupation: Lawyer, Poet
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profile name: Thomas Hardy profile occupation: Author, Poet
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profile name: Edmund Hillary profile occupation: Athlete, Explorer, Philanthropist
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profile name: Charlotte Hawkins Brown profile occupation: Educator
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profile name: Domenico Ghirlandaio profile occupation: Painter
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profile name: Pappy Boyington profile occupation: Military Leader, Journalist
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Women became the center of the 1970s mainstream, from The Runaways and Heart to Fleetwood Mac and Donna Summer. The gains of the feminist movement throughout the 70s enabled women working in all areas of the music industry to assume more control over their careers.
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The Nashville Sound developed in the late 1950s, when recording studios and artists replaced some of the traditional elements of honky-tonk music with more contemporary pop music sounds. Producer and musician Chet Atkins was one of the genre's inventors, and is credited with bringing country music to a much wider audience. With his smooth voice, Charley Pride is one of country music's few African-American stars—and the only one to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Women were also crucial to the popularity of the Nashville sound, with stars like Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynne bringing women's perpectives, as well as glamour, to the genre.
Not only did the Nashville Sound influence the sound of country music, but it also helped to establish Nashville, Tennessee, as the country music capital of the world. Thousands of aspiring artists now flock to the city each year, hoping they might be the next big, musical discovery.
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