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Jimmy learned to play piano as a youngster, and he sang in church.  He said church singing gave him his interest in music. He dropped out of high school and became a professional entertainer and...

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You know Ray for his many humorous recordings including, ‘Mississippi Squirrel Revival’, ‘The Streak’, and ‘Gitarzan’. Ray also has his serious side, as a songwriter, TV host, record producer and arranger.  He helped many artists...

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Mr. Grand Ole Opry

May 4, 2019

When he formed his first band, ‘The Blue Ridge Boys’, they performed on radio from a butcher shop, where he cut meat. They performed anywhere they could, to get a cut of the gate receipts....

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19 in the Top 10!

April 27, 2019

Vern started singing in the Baptist church where his mom played piano.  He and two of his brothers sang on the radio, and music was firmly established in Vern’s plans. In the 60’s he joined...

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Kenny’s career has spanned 6 decades, and his achievements are numerous.  He has multiple awards in the music industry in both Country and Popular music. He was a member of ‘The New Christy Minstrels’ and...

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Trail Blazer

April 13, 2019

William was attracted to the music business since his childhood, and was singing professionally before his teens.  He sang in nightclubs, on radio, and at talent shows throughout the south. He brought his Honky-Tonk sound...

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Steve began learning guitar when he was 11, and soon after set his sights on a career in music.  His idol was Townes Van Zandt, and at the age of 14, he ran away from...

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Bracebridge Born

March 30, 2019

Deric moved to Nashville twenty five years ago to pursue a career in Country music.  It has worked out well because he has gone on to be an accomplished performer and songwriter. In addition to...

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Possum

March 23, 2019

His career is an open book.  He had all the ups and downs a performer could have, and he always faced them.  He was called, ‘No Show Jones’, for a large portion of this life. ...

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A Gift from a Friend

March 16, 2019

Two musically talented sisters, and two of their friends,  formed a band in Texas in 1989.  They were playing mostly Bluegrass, and Country music.  They played festivals and small venues for six years without attracting...

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