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Cross Canadian Ragweed

"Cross Canadian Ragweed" is an alternative country band of the Red Dirt scene, formed in Yukon, Oklahoma, in 1994, comprising of frontman/guitarist "Cody Canada", drummer "Randy Ragsdale", rhythm guitarist "Grady Cross", and bassist "Jeremy Plato". The band's name comes from a combination of all four original members' names: Grady "Cross", Cody "Canada", Randy "Rag"sdale and (original bassist) Matt "Wied"emann. There is a common misconception that the name is a reference to the Canadian River, which runs through Oklahoma and Texas.

After forming, they moved to the college town of Stillwater, Oklahoma, where acts like Mike McClure's The Great Divide and singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave had established enough of a local scene to earn Stillwater the nickname "North Austin" (or, depending on your perspective, "West Nashville").

Known as much for their never-ending tours (200+ shows per year) as their vocal support for marijuana (the song "The Boys from Oklahoma" is entirely about marijuana and is also one of the band's most famous songs, despite not being written by them.), the group had already received significant college radio airplay before it released its first album, '...

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