Country Pioneer

Published On July 4, 2015 | By Jeff Norgate | Jeff Norgate

The theme from, “The Beverly Hillbillies”, brought main stream success to Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, as they sang and picked their way into the hearts and minds of millions of fans.  Flatt was a member of Bill Monroe’s, “Blue Grass Boys”, before he and Earl Scruggs formed, “The Foggy Mountain Boys”.  Lester Flatt wrote hundreds of songs, and helped define the sound of traditional bluegrass music. He died in 1979, but he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985, and in 2003, he and Scruggs were named number 24 on CMT’s 40 Greatest Men of Country Music.

Join me next Saturday, July 11, for more with Lester Flatt.

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