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Legends of Songwriting: Harlan Howard

Bill DeMain, Performing Songwriter, January 2004

THE TYPICAL songwriter who rolls into Nashville is an unknown hopeful with an acoustic guitar and a notebook full of half-finished songs and titles. When Harlan Howard arrived in 1960, he was already famous, with his first number one and a $100,000 royalty check in his pocket.

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