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“Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town,” Written by Mel Tillis

Mel Tillis tells the true story behind his hit song.

“Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine”

Tom T. Hall tells the story of how he came to write his famous song.

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Country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.

“Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” (1973 – 1983)

Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new sound.

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