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Roger Miller
ROGER DEAN MILLER, SR. (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, best known for his honky-tonk -influenced novelty songs . His most recognized tunes included the chart-topping country and pop hits " King of the Road ", " Dang Me ", and " England Swings ", all from the mid-1960s Nashville sound era. After growing up in Oklahoma
Oklahoma
and serving in the United States Army
United States Army
, Miller began his musical career as a songwriter in the late 1950s, writing such hits as " Billy Bayou " and "Home" for Jim Reeves and "Invitation to the Blues " for Ray Price . He later began a recording career and reached the peak of his fame in the mid-1960s, continuing to record and tour into the 1990s, charting his final top 20 country hit "Old Friends " with Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
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Great Depression
The GREAT DEPRESSION was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, originating in the United States . The timing of the Great Depression
Great Depression
varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until 1941. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression
Great Depression
is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline. The depression started in the United States after a major fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929, and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday ). Between 1929 and 1932, worldwide gross domestic product (GDP) fell by an estimated 15%. By comparison, worldwide GDP fell by less than 1% from 2008 to 2009 during the Great Recession
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Cotton
COTTON is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae
Malvaceae
. The fiber is almost pure cellulose . Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will increase the dispersal of the seeds. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, and India. The greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico, followed by Australia
Australia
and Africa. Cotton
Cotton
was independently domesticated in the Old and New Worlds. The fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile
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National FFA Organization
NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION is an American 501(c)(3) youth organization , specifically a career and technical student organization , based on middle and high school classes that promote and support agricultural education . It was founded in 1925 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute , by agriculture teachers, Henry C. Groseclose , Walter Newman , Edmund Magill and Harry Sanders as FUTURE FARMERS OF VIRGINIA. In 1928, it became a nationwide organization known as FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA. In 1988 the name was changed to the National FFA Organization, now commonly referred to as FFA, to recognize that the organization is for those with diverse interests in the food, fiber and natural resource industries, encompassing science, business and technology in addition to production agriculture
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Alan Jackson
ALAN EUGENE JACKSON (born October 17, 1958) is an American singer and songwriter. He is known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own songs. Jackson has recorded 16 studio albums, three greatest hits albums, two Christmas albums, two gospel albums and several compilations. Jackson has sold over 80 million records worldwide, placing 66 titles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles "> Jackson performing in 2002 After country music changed toward pop music in the 2000s, he and George Strait
George Strait
criticized the state of country music in the song " Murder on Music Row ". The song sparked debate in the country music community about whether "traditional" country music was actually dead or not
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Country Music Hall Of Fame
The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM in Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
, is one of the world's largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American vernacular music . Chartered in 1964, the museum has amassed one of the world's most extensive musical collections. CONTENTS * 1 History of the museum * 2 Current museum * 3 The Country Music Hall of Fame * 4 The Museum
Museum
collection * 5 Architecture and design * 6 Timeline * 7 Senior Leadership * 8 See also * 9 Further reading * 10 References * 11 External links HISTORY OF THE MUSEUMThe Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Museum
is one of the world's largest and most active popular music research centers and the world's largest repository of country music artifacts
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Oklahoma
English ( Choctaw
Choctaw
official within Choctaw Nation
Choctaw Nation
, Cherokee
Cherokee
official within Cherokee Nation and UKB ) DEMONYM Oklahoman; Okie (colloq
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United States Army
U.S. Department of Defense * Dept. of the Army
Army
(since 1947) HEADQUARTERS The Pentagon
The Pentagon
Arlington County, Virginia , U.S
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Tony Award
The ANTOINETTE PERRY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BROADWAY THEATRE, more commonly known as TONY AWARD, recognizes the excellence in live Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in New York City . The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre. Several discretionary non-competitive awards are also given, including a Special
Special
Tony Award , the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre , and the Isabelle Stevenson Award . The awards are named after Antoinette "Tony" Perry , co-founder of the American Theatre Wing. The rules for the Tony Awards are set forth in the official document "Rules and Regulations of The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards", which applies for that season only. The Tony Awards are considered the highest U.S
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Grand Ole Opry
The GRAND OLE OPRY is a weekly country-music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
, which was founded on November 28, 1925, by George D. Hay as a one-hour radio "barn dance" on WSM . Currently owned and operated by Opry
Opry
Entertainment (a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. ), it is the longest-running radio broadcast in US history, albeit not the longest-running one on a radio network. Dedicated to honoring country music and its history, the Opry
Opry
showcases a mix of famous singers and contemporary chart-toppers performing country, bluegrass , folk , gospel , and comedic performances and skits . It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world and millions of radio and Internet listeners. The Opry's current primary slogan is "The Show that Made Country Music Famous"
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Light Crust Doughboys
The LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS is an American Western swing
Western swing
band from Texas
Texas
organized in 1931 by the Burrus Mill and Elevator Company in Saginaw, Texas
Texas
. The band achieved its peak popularity in the few years leading up to World War II
World War II
. In addition to launching Western swing pioneers Bob Wills and Milton Brown , it provided a platform for many of the best musicians of the genre, including Tommy Duncan
Tommy Duncan
, Cecil Brower , John Parker and Kenneth Pitts . The original group disbanded in 1942, although band member Marvin Montgomery led a new version organized in the 1960s. A contemporary incarnation beginning in the 1990s (including Montgomery until his death in 2001) bills itself as the longest-running country music band in the world
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Korean War
Military stalemate * North Korean invasion of South Korea
South Korea
repelled * Subsequent U.S.-led United Nations
United Nations
invasion of North Korea repelled * Subsequent Chinese invasion of
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South Carolina
SOUTH CAROLINA (/ˌkærəˈlaɪnə/ ( listen )) is a state in the southeastern region of the United States
United States
. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina
North Carolina
, to the south and west by Georgia , across the Savannah River
Savannah River
, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
. South Carolina
South Carolina
became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution , on May 23, 1788. South Carolina
South Carolina
became the first state to vote in favor of secession from the Union on December 20, 1860. After the American Civil War
American Civil War
, it was readmitted into the United States on June 25, 1868. South Carolina
South Carolina
is the 40th most extensive and 23rd most populous U.S. state
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Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns
KENNETH CHARLES BURNS (March 10, 1920 – February 4, 1989) was an American country musician , comedian, and mandolin player. He was better known by his stage name JETHRO from his years with Henry D. Haynes as part of the comedic musical duo Homer and Jethro beginning in 1936. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Honours * 3 Recordings * 4 Notes * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHYBurns was born in Conasauga, Tennessee on March 10, 1920. His family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee when he was three. In 1936, he auditioned for a talent contest at Knoxville radio station WNOX where he met Henry Haynes, also 16. The two formed a duo and WNOX program director Lowell Blanchard gave them the stage names Homer and Jethro after forgetting their names on the air. Burns was drafted into the US Army and served in Europe during World War II and reunited with Haynes, who had served in the Pacific, in Knoxville in 1945
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Jail
A PRISON, CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, DETENTION CENTER ( US English
US English
), JAIL (US and Australia), GAOL (dated) ( British English
British English
), PENITENTIARY (sometime used in American English
American English
) or REMAND CENTRE is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state . Prisons are most commonly used within a criminal justice system: people charged with crimes may be imprisoned until they are brought to trial; those pleading or being found guilty of crimes at trial may be sentenced to a specified period of imprisonment. Besides their use for punishing crimes, jails and prisons are frequently used by authoritarian regimes against perceived opponents
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Guitar
The GUITAR is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings . The sound is projected either acoustically, using a hollow wooden or plastic and wood box (for an acoustic guitar ), or through electrical amplifier and a speaker (for an electric guitar ). It is typically played by strumming or plucking the strings with the fingers, thumb or fingernails of the right hand or with a pick while fretting (or pressing against the frets ) the strings with the fingers of the left hand. The guitar is a type of chordophone , traditionally constructed from wood and strung with either gut, nylon or steel strings and distinguished from other chordophones by its construction and tuning. The modern guitar was preceded by the gittern , the vihuela , the four-course Renaissance guitar , and the five-course baroque guitar , all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument
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