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“Billboard” Names Merle Haggard Greatest Country Artist of the Modern Era

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By Music News Group

Capitol RecordsMerle Haggard is the Greatest Country Artist of the Modern Era, according to Billboard‘s new Greatest of All Time ranking. The Man in Black, Johnny Cash, comes in second, with Willie Nelson and Hank Williams checking in at third and fourth, respectively. Dolly Parton is the highest-ranking female on the list at number five, finishing just ahead of George Jones at number 6.

George Strait occupies the #8 spot, finishing just ahead of Loretta Lynn at #9 and Garth Brooks at #10. Other highlights of the list include Reba at 12, in front of Kenny Chesney at 13. …read more      

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