Category: REMEMBRANCES

August 10, 1927 – May 14, 2005 Remembering Jimmy Martin

Remembering the BIRTHDAY of Jimmy Martin (August 10, 1927 – May 14, 2005) known as the “King of Bluegrass” made frequent appearances on the Louisiana Hayride and Wheeling, West Virginia’s WWVA Jamboree (renamed Jamboree U.S.A. in the 1960s), as well as the Grand Ole Opry. Martin was famous as a dangerously unpredictable but August 10,

April 25 1928 – August 4, 2017 Remembering Ralph Lewis

Remembering Ralph Lewis (April 25 1928 – August 4, 2017) was born in Madison County. Ralph was a member of Easter Gap Baptist Church and was the founding member of the original bluegrass gospel group, “Land of the Sky Boys”. He was raised in a musical family with his brothers, who were already established musicians.

April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017 Remembering Glen Travis Campbell

Remembering Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, television host, and actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television, from January

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

Remembering Scott Stoneman (August 4, 1932 – March 4, 1973) has been called the Jimi Hendrix of the violin by Peter Rowan, and the “bluegrass Charlie Parker” by no less a figure than Jerry Garcia. Until he was past 30, he was best known as part of The Stonemans. In the second half of his

August 4, 1924 – December 23, 1995 Remembering Benny Sims

Remembering Benny Sims (August 4, 1924 – December 23, 1995) one of the pioneers of bluegrass fiddling, began his career in the 1940’s with the Morris Brothers, Wiley and Zeke. In 1949 he played fiddle as a founding member of with Flatt and Scruggs. He fiddled with Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe and many others.

August 3, 1924 – March 27, 2013 Remembering Gordon Stoker

Remembering Gordon Stoker (August 3, 1924 – March 27, 2013) was born in Gleason, TN and showed a talent for music and singing early in life. He began playing piano publicly at the age of eight for West Tennessee’s Tumbling Creek Baptist Church. By age 12, “Hugh Gordon” was well-known, playing in and around Weakley