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He was just 10 when he performed on the radio for the first time.  He was captivated by music, and was a talented performer.  He dropped out of school at 16, and shortly after joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He was known as ‘El Bebop Kid’, and released two songs in Spanish…Elvis’ ‘Don’t be Cruel’...

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Opportunity Knockin’

June 8, 2019

Terri was born with eyesight, but lost it as a newborn.  She learned to play piano at age three, as a child, she sang in church and at just seventeen, she opened a show for Bill Anderson. Chet Atkins advised her to move to Nashville to try her hand at Country Music.  She did that...

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Chad played football in high school, and was offered a scholarship to play sports.  He had also learned he could sing, so he turned down the scholarship to pursue a career in entertainment. He moved to Nashville, but at first he did not see much success, even though he had a deal with Warner Brothers. ...

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Harold was well known for his many duets with Loretta Lynn, and together they won four consecutive Country Music Association awards for vocal duo. He also loved baseball, and received an offer to play with the Philadelphia Phillies, but a draft into the U.S. Army came first. Radio stations didn’t like his single, ‘I’ll Try’,...

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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 later formed a group called, ‘The Texas Wildcats’, and had regular performances on radio.  Jimmy gave many performers their start...

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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 get started including Brenda Lee, Patti Page and Dolly Parton. He has won Grammy Awards, he has been inducted into...

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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. Things started to improve in 1953 when his song, ‘Trademark’, became a hit for Carl Smith. He went on to...

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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 ‘The Golden State Boys’, then he teamed up with his brother Rex and they became ‘The Gosdin Brothers’. Vern retired...

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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 ‘The Bobby Doyle Three’, before he helped form ‘The First Edition’.  Some of his best known work is part of...

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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 to popularity and became a huge star during the 1950s.  He was one of very few who could have been...

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