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Country greats pay tribute to Buddy Holly

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Merle Haggard is one of several country artists paying tribute to Buddy Holly Merle Haggard is one of several country artists paying tribute to Buddy Holly
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Many years ago, a group of young musicians came from Lubbock, Texas to Nashville to make it in the music business.

It didn't work out, but those musicians ended up in New Mexico where they changed the music world.

That's the story of Buddy Holly and The Crickets, one of early rock 'n' roll's most influential artists.

Tuesday, a group of country greats unveiled a Buddy Holly country tribute album called Remember Me.

Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard sings the lead cuts along with fellow Hall of Famer Jimmy Fortune, as well as many others.

"He was one of the people you paid attention to," Haggard said. "Being a young writer, I listened to him because I knew he did write and it made a difference to me if I saw the name below the big name, which means they wrote it."

David Frizzell produced the album. His older brother Lefty Frizzell was another country great and one of Holly's inspirations.

Remember Me will be released on Sept. 7.

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