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The Carter Family The Carter Family: Maybelle (left), Alvin P. and Sara pose for a photo with their guitars in 1937.
Roy Rogers Roy Rogers poses for a studio portrait in Western attire in 1945.
Eddy Arnold and Al Jolson Guitarist Eddy Arnold pairs up with pianist Al Jolson for a performance in 1946.
Dale Evans Headshot of Dale Evans in a cowboy hat in 1948
Kitty Wells Country singer Kitty Wells sits for a portrait in 1955.
Mel Tillis Singer and songwriter Mel Tillis poses with his guitar in 1955.
Patsy Cline Patsy Cline models her western attire for a studio portrait in 1955.
Conway Twitty Studio portrait of Conway Twitty in 1955
Gene Autry Country singer Gene Autry wears his cowboy hat in a studio portrait in 1955.
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Roy Rogers and wife Dale Evans record a song together in 1955.
Carl Perkins Songwriter and musician Carl Perkins poses for a studio portrait in 1956.
Ferlin Husky, Patsy Cline, Faron Young and Jerry Reed Ferlin Husky (left), Patsy Cline, Faron Young and Jerry Reed have a good time together in 1958.
Waylon Jennings Country musician Waylon Jennings records a song in a recording studio in the 1960s.
Harlan and Jan Howard Country and western musician Harlan Howard sits in his makeshift Nashville recording studio while listening to second wife, Jan Howard, sing a song in the 1960s.
Brenda Lee Country and pop singer Brenda Lee accompanied by a table covered in press clippings and copies of her album <I>Brenda Lee</I> in 1960.
Willie Nelson A younger Willie Nelson shows off his clean-shaven look in 1960.
Willie Nelson Young musician Willie Nelson sits with his guitar for a studio portrait sans beard in 1960.
Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys Bluegrass musician Bill Monroe performs with his band the Blue Grass Boys in Hazard, Ky., in 1962.
Charlie Rich Country musician Charlie Rich plays the piano in 1963.
Brenda Lee Country and pop singer Brenda Lee, nicknamed "Little Miss Dynamite," performs onstage in 1964.
Harlan and Jan Howard Country music singer Harlan Howard sits with wife Jan Howard while she sings a song in Nashville in 1966.
Johnny Cash and June Carter Country singer Johnny Cash exits the Kansas State Prison with wife June Carter in 1968.
Skeeter Davis Pop and country singer Skeeter Davis wears a brightly colored dress with a matching umbrella in 1968.
Bobbie Gentry Bobbie Gentry looks over her shoulder while promoting "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" in London on Oct. 13, 1969.
Buck Owens and Roy Clark Country singers Buck Owens (with guitar) and Roy Clark (with banjo) capture the attention of cast members of television show <I>Hee Haw</I> with their performance in 1969.
Glen Campbell Renata Ronol (left) and Francis Bradford smile for a photo after presenting Glen Campbell with a birthday cake in London on April 23, 1970.
Kris Kristofferson Kris Kristofferson bares some skin at a photo shoot on December 1, 1970.
Johnny Cash Country singer Johnny Cash dons his Cherokee chief attire in the made-for-television historical film <I>The Trail of Tears</I> in 1970.
Merle Haggard Merle Haggard poses for a promotional portrait with his guitar in 1970.
Hank Williams Jr. Son of revered country artist Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr. poses with wife Gwen on April 10, 1971.