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Episode Clips

Elvis: The Hillbilly Cat

Featured artists remember Elvis Presley and discuss his unique role in American music.

Patsy Cline: Tough Edges, Big Heart

Friends and admirers share memories of "the Cline."

Mel Tillis: Learning to Talk Through Singing

Mel Tillis talks about how he dealt with a stutter by singing.

Johnny Cash: Poet Performer

Featured artists marvel at the artistry and genius of Johnny Cash.

The Bryants and “Rocky Top”

Brenda Lee reminisces about the songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant.

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