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Rose Maddox (August 15, 1926 in Boaz, Alabama - April 16, 1998 in Ashland, Oregon) was an American country singer. She is referred to as "The Original Hillbilly Filly" and "The Grandmother of Rockabilly". August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Boaz is a city located in Marshall County, Alabama. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Plaza Ashland is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, near Interstate 5 and the California border. ... Country music, formerly called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Rockabilly is the earliest form of rock and roll as a distinct style of music. ...

Maddox was the singer for the Maddox Brothers and Rose, often considered to be "the greatest hillbilly band of all time". In 1996 she was nominated for a Grammy award for her Arhoolie recording $35 and a Dream. The Maddox Brothers and Rose was a country music band which was based in California from the 1930s to the 1950s. ... Hillbilly is a pejorative nickname for people who dwell in remote, rural, mountainous areas. ... The Grammy Awards (originally the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American...

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CMT.com : Rose Maddox : Biography (570 words)
Rose was recruited -- as an 11 year old -- and the group soon appeared in bars as well as on the radio show.
Maddox's Capitol contract ended in 1965, and after recording with several smaller labels, she began to concentrate on tours, with brothers Cal and Henry in addition to her son, Donnie.
Maddox spent most of the '90s relatively quietly, performing at a few festivals and recording an occasional album, including The Moon Is Rising in 1996.
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