People, Oct. 15, 1979

It was billed as a celebration of country music: two hours of pickin' and singin' to benefit Washington's Ford's Theater. Just about all of country's constellations were there to shine: Cash, Clark, Fender, Gatlin, Hall, Mandrell, Milsap, Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, the Oak Ridge Boys, Rabbitt, Rich, the Statler Brothers, Stevens, Tillis and West. Presiding over the show was country's foremost devotee. Jimmy Carter embraced Singer Dolly Parton, with First Lady Rosalynn Carter's approval. They were, after all, huggin' cousins. Parton's home town of Sevierville, Tenn, (pronounced Sev-yer-vul), was "as large...

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