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Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs Bring Bluegrass Sound With 'The Ballad Of Jed Clampett'

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Becoming an iconic and extremely recognizable song back in the early 60s, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had no idea what kind of tune they would soon have on their hands when they performed "The Ballad Of Jed Clampett". The song essentially became the theme sing for the classic television series The Beverly Hillbillies, which debuted in 1962 and powered through relentlessly until its closing in 1971

The show, still commonly referenced and watched, gave the theme song the boost it needed to become a notable tune familiar to many, living on well beyond its years!

The catchy hit provided the backstory to the series, addressing "Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed/ A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed."

The song continues about Jed's former struggles, transitioning into a sudden shift in events. Our main man Jed has a backyard discovery that makes him an immediate millionaire: Oil. Jed then packs up his family of hillbillies and takes them, along with his endless amount of money, to Beverly Hills.

The show provided endless laughs throughout its reign, securing seven Emmy nominations. 

Although the show ceased to continue after its ninth season, the song continues to be recognized and loved!

Listen to the hit below! 

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