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When it comes to cowboy singers, some artists, such as Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, come to the field as adults, and very successfully. Others, such as Harry Jackson, start earlier. Born in Chicago in 1924, Jackson was interested in horses, riding, and cowboys very early in life, and learned his first songs in the genre from a real-life veteran cowpuncher at the Chicago stockyards. He later worked at a stable outside of DeKalb, IL, dropped out of school after the tenth grade, and ... Read more

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