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B.B. King’s Greatest Country Music Moments

From a duet with George Jones to a jam with Keith Urban, the blues legend’s history in Nashville

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B.B. King performed with country artists ranging from Willie Nelson to Keith Urban in his storied career.

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Maybe it was his Mississippi roots, or perhaps it was his way with a lyric, but whatever the reason, B.B. King, who would have turned 94 on September 16th, had a certain affinity for country music and country songwriting. Over his career, he played with country pickers from Willie Nelson to Marty Stuart, and sang with the likes of George Jones and Sheryl Crow — always with dazzling results. Here, we look at the seven greatest country moments from the bluesman’s wildly influential career.


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