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The Importance Of Earl Scruggs, As Told By His Followers

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Earl Scruggs: The 2003 Fresh Air Interview

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Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs Has Died

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A poor, cross-eyed boy from Kentucky, Bill Monroe created the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre known as bluegrass. Thomas S. England/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Monroe: Celebrating The Father Of Bluegrass At 100

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Clockwise from upper left: Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Wanda Jackson, Tegan and Sara, Trombone Shorty.   hide caption

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Tegan & Sara, Trombone Shorty And More: A Newport Festival Preview

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You Must Hear This: Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs

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Earl Scruggs on Country Music, and His Role in It

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The Story Of 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown'

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