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Life 'Up On The Divide' Lures A Songwriter Out West
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Power In Simplicity In 'Black Is The Color'
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D.W. Groethe performs at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev. Jessica Brandi Lifland hide caption

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Open Wide And Say Yee-Haw! Dentist Goes West In Song
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Ian Tyson, pictured with wife Sylvia, wrote "Four Strong Winds" after hearing Bob Dylan perform a new song. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Classic In 30 Minutes: 'Four Strong Winds'
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Musician Kristina Olsen says Tibetan prayer flags flying over porches near her home in Venice, Calif., became the inspiration for a song. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Prayer Flags,' A Song About Waiting On Heavenly Help
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'I've Been Everywhere' Turns 2 Hours Into 50 Years Of Pay
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Barre Toelken (second from right) at one of his weekly singing sessions with his wife Miko (far right) and friends. Hal Cannon hide caption

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Group Singalongs Provide Comfort For A Livelihood Lost
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Elmo Ray (left) and Rosemary Scott are members of the Stars of Harmony, an African-American quartet tradition based in Texas. Taki Telonidis hide caption

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African-American Quartet Tradition Alive In Texas
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Baxter Black On 'Little Joe, The Wrangler'
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Connie Dover: 'I Am Going To The West'
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