Music: Pickin1 Scruggs

In Nashville, Tenn., one of the local mills advertises a self-rising ingredient for flour and meal known as Hot Rize. For the past nine years, the fortunes of Hot Rize have been rising with a couple of hillbillies—Banjo Player Earl Scruggs and Guitarist Lester Flatt—whose musical style on Grand Ole Opry is uncannily like the gassy product they represent on the show. Scruggs and Flatt are the country's leading practitioners of a particularly corny style of country music known as "bluegrass." And, thanks in large measure to the efforts of the twanging pair,...

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