Category: JUNE REMEMBRANCES

July 23, 1922 – June 18, 1988 Remembering Jake Tullock

Remembering Jake Tullock (July 23, 1922 – June 18, 1988), “Cousin Jake” Tullock was a member of the Foggy Mountain Boys, the legendary bluegrass band that backed country music Hall of Fame duo Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Known by his stage name of “Jake” or “Cousin Jake”, he played upright bass and sang tenor

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

July 20, 1898 – June 12, 1971 Remembering J. E. Mainer

Remembering J. E. Mainer (July 20, 1898 – June 12, 1971) was an American old time fiddler who followed in the wake of Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers Mainer’s fame as a fiddler rose and sponsored by the Crazy Water Crystals in 1933, he and his newly formed band consisting of J. E. on

December 25, 1908 – June 8, 1964 Remembering Alton Delmore

Remembering Alton Delmore (December 25, 1908 – June 8, 1964) and Rabon Delmore (December 3, 1916 – December 4, 1952), billed as The Delmore Brothers, were country music pioneers and stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s.  Together with other brother duos, they had a profound impact on the history of country music

April 22, 1937 – June 18, 2014 Remembering Don Light

Remembering Don Light (April 22, 1937 – June 18, 2014) grew up in Robertson County. He served in the Marine Corps (“They didn’t always appreciate my humor”) and upon release began working as a disc jockey and, in 1961, drumming at the “Opry.” In 1962, he began writing about music for Billboard magazine, and soon

April 21, 1924 – June 20, 1965 Remembering Ira Lonnie Loudermilk

Remembering Ira Lonnie Loudermilk (April 21, 1924 – June 20, 1965), known professionally as Ira Louvin, from the close-harmony brother act of the ’30s Charlie and Ira Louvin, ranking among the top duos in country music history. With Ira’s incredibly high, pure tenor and Charlie’s emotional and smooth melody tenor, they learned well from the

February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016 Remembering Dr. Ralph Stanley

Remembering Dr. Ralph Edmond Stanley, age 89 passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at his residence. Born on February 25, 1927, he was a lifelong resident of Dickenson County and was of the Primitive Baptist Faith. He was a 1945 graduate of Ervinton High School and a World War II Veteran of the United States

December 31, 1940 – June 3, 1995 Remembering Van Stoneman

Remembering Van Stoneman (December 31, 1940 – June 3, 1995) was a country Musician, born in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the famous musical group, ‘The Stonemans’ (or The Stoneman Family), which also included his mother and father, and six of his 14 siblings. Originally known as ‘The Blue Grass Champs,’ they got

December 30 Remembering John Hartford

!!! Another day the music died !!! John Cowan Hartford (December 30, 1937 – June 4, 2001) was an American folk, country and bluegrass composer and musician known for his mastery of the fiddle and banjo, as well as for his witty lyrics, unique vocal style, and extensive knowledge of Mississippi River lore. He spent