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One of the greats in the history of country music, James Robert Wills was born in Limestone County. He organized the Light Crust Doughboys in Fort Worth and worked for a future Texas governor, at the time a flour salesman, W. Lee O’Daniel. Wills’ recording of The New San Antonio Rose with the Texas Playboys propelled him to national fame. He made 19 movies in Hollywood before joining the Army during World War II. After the war his popularity soared. In 1968 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.