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Ferlin Husky dies at 85; singer helped open doors for California strain of country music
Ferlin Husky dies at 85; singer helped open doors for California strain of country music

Ferlin Husky, a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early 1960s who helped open the door for performers specializing in a distinctively twangy California strain of country, died Thursday. He was 85.Husky, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame last year, died at a Nashville-area hospital, according to a statement on his website. He had a history of heart trouble."In the mid-'50s, Ferlin would create the template for the famed Nashville Sound, a sound that gave rock 'n' roll a run for its money and forever put Music City on the map," Kyle Young, director of the Hall of Fame, said upon Husky's induction.After moving to Bakersfield in the late 1940s,...

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