Country music - Wikipedia. Origins Immigrants to the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North America brought the music and instruments of Europe and Africa along with them for nearly 300 years.
Country music was "introduced to the world as a Southern phenomenon. Ricky Van Shelton Home in 2000. John Michael Montgomery - I swear. Untitled. Bringing courage, strength, and grit to the fight against cancer. John Wayne – Official Site. Biography – John Wayne. MARION MORRISON WAS BORN IN IOWA IN 1907, came West with his family in 1914, and pretty soon was being called “Duke” by everyone who knew him, after some local firefighters in Glendale, California, where the family eventually settled, thought it would be fun to give the boy the same nickname as his constant companion, a proud Airedale dog named Duke.
Living with his parents, Clyde “Doc” Morrison, a pharmacist, and Mary “Molly” Brown, and alongside his brother Robert, Duke was academically and athletically quite successful at Glendale High School. His exploits there led to a football scholarship at the University of Southern California (USC), where he attended until a bodysurfing injury ended his football dreams, and led him to look for work at local movie studios to support himself once the Great Depression was in full swing. The 1940’s and ‘50’s saw John Wayne develop into an important figure on the American landscape with a series of starring roles in major Westerns and War pictures.
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