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Country Music

  • "I never made judgments in my songs," Tom T. Hall said. "I had a lot of good characters, a lot of bad characters. But I never bragged on the good guys and I never condemned the losers."
    Michael Ochs Archives
    Getty Images
    Tom T. Hall developed the singer-songwriter as a trustworthy observer, a persona who could supply all the detail we needed to get the sense of the situation in three minutes flat.
  • Willie Nelson (left) and Waylon Jennings perform at Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic in 1978.
    Leonard Kamsler
    Courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    Country Music's Outlaw Legacy, Behind Glass
    At the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, an exhibit casts the Outlaw country movement of the 1970s as a fluid exchange between the Nashville establishment and raucous outsiders.