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Songwriter Biographies

Black and White photo of Chuck Berry playing the guitar.

Chuck Berry

Grades 3-6

Otis Blackwell writing music in a lyric notebook

Otis Blackwell

Grades 3-6

Bobby Braddock

Grades 3-6

Johnny Cash

Grades 3-6

Hank Cochran

Grades 3-6

Bob Dylan

Grades 3-6

Kye Flemming portrait with glasses

Kye Flemming

Grades 3-6

Woody Guthrie playing acoustic guitar was a sticker that reads "This Machine Kills Fascists"

Woody Guthrie

Grades 3-6

Herle Haggard

Merle Haggard

Grades 3-6

Tom T. Hall

Grades 3-6

Harlan Howard

Harlan Howard

Grades 3-6

Janis Ian

Grades 3-6

Alan Jackson

Grades 3-6

Kris Kristofferson playing on a classical guitar on stage.

Kris Kristoffersen

Grades 3-6

Bill Monroe

Grades 3-6

Kacey Musgraves

Grades 3-6

Willie Nelson

Grades 3-6

Dolly Parton

Grades 3-6

Don Schlitz

Don Schlitz

Grades 3-6

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Grades 3-6

Shania Twain singing on stage with a microphone and flare from stage lighting

Shania Twain

Grades 3-6

Cindy Walker

Cindy Walker

Grades 3-6

Hank Williams

Hank Williams

Grades 3-6

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