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Merle Robert Travis (November 29, 1917 – October 20, 1983) was an American country and Western singer, songwriter, and musician born in Rosewood, Kentucky. His lyrics often discussed the life and exploitation of coal miners. Among his many well-known songs are "Sixteen Tons", "Re-Enlistment Blues" and "Dark as a Dungeon". However, it is his masterful guitar playing and his interpretations of the rich musical traditions of his native Muhlenberg County, Kentucky for which he is best known today. "Travis picking", a syncopated style of finger picking, is named after him. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977.

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50 Rockin' Oldies, Vol. 21 [2013]

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16 Tons3:59

Simply Country [2012] [2012]

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Sixteen Tons2:09

Hillbilly Cats, Vol. 1 [2011]

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Sixteen Tons2:53

100% Country [2009]

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Divorce Me C.O.D. 

Country Classics [WG] [2008]

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16 Tons 

Backline, Vol. 4 [2006]

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No Vacancy2:38

Country Singer [2004]

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Nine Pound Hammer2:40

Hillbilly Honeymoon [2004]

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Divorce Me Cod3:01

Boogie Woogie Cowboy [2003]

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Johnson Rag3:22

Country Heaven [2003]

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Sixteen Tons2:51

Captivated Country [2002]

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Sixteen Tons 

Country Music [2002]

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Divorce Me C.O.D.3:01

Country After Dark [2001]

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16 Tons 

Cowboy Ballads [1999]

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Sixteen Tons2:51

Cat Music [1998]

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Merle's Boogie Woogie1:53

Folk Duets [1998]

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San Antonio Rose2:41

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