Category: AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

August 5, 1924 – June 15, 1965 Remembering Pee Wee Lambert

Remembering Pee Wee Lambert (born Darrell Lambert August 5, 1924 – June 15, 1965) was a mandolinist who worked with The Stanley Brothers. He left the group in 1950. He sang in a “high voice” like Bill Monroe. He highly admired Monroe. In addition to singing like him he is said to have imitated Bill

August 12, 1906 – May 29, 1988 Remembering Cohen Turner Williams

Remembering Cohen Turner Williams, founder of Martha White Mills (August 12, 1906 – May 29, 1988); unlike many brand symbols, Martha White was a real person. In 1899 her father, Richard Lindsey, who operated the Royal Flour Mill in Nashville, named his finest flour brand for her. Cohen E. Williams and his sons acquired the

August 5, 1934 – April 28, 2009 Remembering “Vern” Gosdin

Remembering Vernon “Vern” Gosdin (August 5, 1934 – April 28, 2009) was an American country music singer, known as “The Voice” for his distinctive tone and heart-wrenching way with a lyric. Born in Woodland, Alabama, Gosdin’s singing and writing style was influenced most by the Louvin Brothers. He came from a musical family, which gained

August 7, 1925 – April 22, 2003 Remembering Felice Bryant

Remembering Felice Bryant (born Matilda Genevieve Scaduto, (August 7, 1925 – April 22, 2003) bluegrass song writer, died in Gatlinburg, Tenn. In the spring of 1945, 19-year-old Matilda Genevieve Scaduto was working as an elevator operator at the Schroeder Hotel in Milwaukee. One afternoon, she struck up a conversation with one of the guests, a

Remembering “Rose” Maddox August 15, 1925 – April 15, 1998

Mike Dillard Photos: RIP Rose Maddox … My son was born on her birthday Aug. 15th. Remembering Roselea Arbana “Rose” Maddox, (August 15, 1925 – April 15, 1998), was an American country singer-songwriter and fiddle player, who was the lead singer with the Maddox Brothers and Rose before a successful solo career. Her musical styles

August 12, 1957 – March 29, 2006 Remembering Mike Lantz

Remembering Mike Lantz (August 12, 1957 – March 29, 2006) was a co-founder of the popular Colorado-based band Front Range. Denver-born Mike Lantz, played mandolin and sang tenor vocals. He balanced his musical career with his work with kids at the Children’s Hospital and Denver school system.

August 4, 1932 – March 4, 1973 Remembering Scott Stoneman

Remembering Scott Stoneman (August 4, 1932 – March 4, 1973), born Calvin Scott “Scotty” Stoneman, was an American bluegrass and country fiddler, five-time National Fiddle Champion and a member of the Bluegrass Champs, the Kentucky Colonels and the Stoneman Family band. Noted for his wild, improvisational style, Stoneman originally learned to play from his maternal

August 17, 1921 – January 23, 1993 Remembering Wayne Raney

Remembering Wayne Raney (August 17, 1921 – January 23, 1993) was an American country singer and harmonica player. He recorded a gospel album called Don’t Try to Be What You Ain’t. Eventually he went into semi-retirement, running his own chicken farm and performing only occasionally in the late 1960s and 1970s. While he appeared sporadically

August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007 Remembering “Dan” Fogelberg

Remembering Daniel Grayling “Dan” Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) was an American musician, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, rock, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. He is best known for his early 1980s hits, including “Longer” (1980), “Leader of the Band” (1981), and “Same