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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]

50 Rockin' Oldies, Vol. 21
SongDuration
16 Tons3:59

Simply Country [2012] [2012]

Simply Country [2012]
SongDuration
Sixteen Tons2:09

Hillbilly Cats, Vol. 1 [2011]

Hillbilly Cats, Vol. 1
SongDuration
Sixteen Tons2:53

100% Country [2009]

100% Country
SongDuration
Divorce Me C.O.D. 

Country Classics [WG] [2008]

Country Classics [WG]
SongDuration
16 Tons 

Backline, Vol. 4 [2006]

Backline, Vol. 4
SongDuration
No Vacancy2:38

Country Singer [2004]

Country Singer
SongDuration
Nine Pound Hammer2:40

Hillbilly Honeymoon [2004]

Hillbilly Honeymoon
SongDuration
Divorce Me Cod3:01

Boogie Woogie Cowboy [2003]

Boogie Woogie Cowboy
SongDuration
Johnson Rag3:22

Country Heaven [2003]

Country Heaven
SongDuration
Sixteen Tons2:51

Captivated Country [2002]

Captivated Country
SongDuration
Sixteen Tons 

Country Music [2002]

Country Music
SongDuration
Divorce Me C.O.D.3:01

Country After Dark [2001]

Country After Dark
SongDuration
16 Tons 

Cowboy Ballads [1999]

Cowboy Ballads
SongDuration
Sixteen Tons2:51

Cat Music [1998]

Cat Music
SongDuration
Merle's Boogie Woogie1:53

Folk Duets [1998]

Folk Duets
SongDuration
San Antonio Rose2:41

Unknown Album

Unknown Album
SongDuration
Re-Enlistment Blues3:25
What a Shame2:46
What a Shame2:46
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
Done Rovin'2:22
Fat Gal2:36
Start Even3:08
Cincinnati Lou2:36
No Vacancy2:40
Fat Gal2:36
Kentucky Means Paradise2:36
Missouri2:43
Sweet Temptation2:53
That's All3:00
Wildwood Flower2:57
Over By Number Nine3:08
Fat Gal2:36
Kentucky Means Paradise2:36
Sweet Temptation2:53
Three Times Seven2:56
That's All3:00
Lost John1:55
Divorce Me C.O.D.2:59
Fat Gal2:36
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Fat Gal2:36
I'm a Natural Born Gambling Man2:48
Sweet Temptation2:53
No Vacancy2:40
Missouri2:43
Kentucky Means Paradise2:36
Sweet Temptation2:53
That's All3:00
What a Shame2:46
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
Fat Gal2:36
I'm a Natural Born Gambling Man2:48
Kentucky Means Paradise2:36
Sioux City Sue2:30
T for Texas2:21
Three Times Seven2:56
Done Rovin'2:22
Lost John1:55
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
Missouri2:43
Done Rovin'2:22
What a Shame2:46
What a Shame2:46
That's All3:00
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
No Vacancy2:40
T for Texas2:21
Fat Gal2:36
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Nine Pound Hammer2:38
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Kentucky Means Paradise2:36
No Vacancy2:40
No Vacancy2:40
What a Shame2:46
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Lost John1:55
That's All3:00
Start Even3:08
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
Cincinnati Lou2:36
I'm a Natural Born Gambling Man2:48
Kentucky Means Paradise2:36
No Vacancy2:40
Sweet Temptation2:53
T for Texas2:21
T for Texas2:21
Over By Number Nine3:08
T for Texas2:21
What a Shame2:46
Nine Pound Hammer2:38
Three Times Seven2:56
Louisiana Boogie2:49
That's All3:00
No Vacancy2:40
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Fat Gal2:36
What a Shame2:46
Sweet Temptation2:53
Three Times Seven2:56
Sweet Temptation2:53
Louisiana Boogie2:49
T for Texas2:21
Over By Number Nine3:08
Louisiana Boogie2:49
Done Rovin'2:22
If We Never Meet Again2:49
Over in Gloryland1:57
Sioux City Sue2:30
Start Even3:08
That's All3:00
Three Times Seven2:56
What a Shame2:46
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Missouri2:43
Three Times Seven2:56
What a Shame2:46
Louisiana Boogie2:49
Sweet Temptation2:53
That's All3:00
No Vacancy2:40
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Start Even3:08
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Fat Gal2:36
I'm a Natural Born Gambling Man2:48
Kentucky Means Paradise2:36
Sweet Temptation2:53
That's All3:00
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
No Vacancy2:40
Over By Number Nine3:08
Missouri2:43
Re-Enlistment Blues3:25
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Fat Gal2:36
Kentucky Means Paradise2:36
I'm a Natural Born Gambling Man2:48
That's All3:00
Start Even3:08
What a Shame2:46
That's All3:00
Lost John1:55
Over By Number Nine3:08
That's All3:00
No Vacancy2:40
What a Shame2:46
Start Even3:08
Missouri2:43
T for Texas2:21
That's All3:00
Over By Number Nine3:08
Sweet Temptation2:53
Three Times Seven2:56
Fat Gal2:36
Sioux City Sue2:30
I'm a Natural Born Gambling Man2:48
Kentucky Means Paradise2:36
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
Start Even3:08
Sweet Temptation2:53
Fat Gal2:36
Louisiana Boogie2:49
I'm a Natural Born Gambling Man2:48
Sixteen Tons 
Divorce Me C.O.D.2:59
Sixteen Tons 
So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed2:59
Divorce Me C.O.D.2:59
Dark as a Dungeon2:48
Re-Enlistment Blues3:25
Sixteen Tons 
So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed2:59
Divorce Me C.O.D.2:59
Bugle Call Rag2:22
If We Never Meet Again2:49
Louisiana Boogie2:49
Kentucky Means Paradise2:36
Philosophy2:27
Sioux City Sue2:30
Cincinnati Lou2:36
No Vacancy2:40
T for Texas2:21
Fat Gal2:36
Kentucky Means Paradise2:36
Sweet Temptation2:53
Three Times Seven2:56
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Cincinnati Lou2:36
No Vacancy2:40
Done Rovin'2:22
No Vacancy2:40
Cincinnati Lou2:36
T for Texas2:21
Three Times Seven2:56
No Vacancy2:40
Fat Gal2:36
Done Rovin'2:22
That's All3:00
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
Philosophy2:27
Cincinnati Lou2:36
San Antonio Rose3:07
16 Tons 
Lost John1:55
Over By Number Nine3:08
That's All3:00
T for Texas2:21
Over in Gloryland1:57
That's All3:00
No Vacancy2:40
Sweet Temptation2:53
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Fat Gal2:36
That's All3:00
Lost John1:55
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
No Vacancy2:40
What a Shame2:46
Sweet Temptation2:53
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
Over By Number Nine3:08
Sweet Temptation2:53
Sweet Temptation2:53
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
That's All3:00
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Lost John1:55
What a Shame2:46
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Cincinnati Lou2:36
Cincinnati Lou2:36
No Vacancy2:40
What a Shame2:46
Missouri2:43
Over By Number Nine3:08
Missouri2:43
That's All3:00
Fat Gal2:36
Sioux City Sue2:30
Blues Stay Away from Me2:37
I'm a Natural Born Gambling Man2:48
Start Even3:08
Done Rovin'2:22
Lost John1:55
The Sheik of Araby2:03
Louisiana Boogie2:49
Three Times Seven2:56
Cincinnati Lou2:36
No Vacancy2:40
Cincinnati Lou2:36

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