Remembering Howard “Howdy” Forrester (March 31, 1922 – August 1, 1987), was an American bluegrass fiddler and a practiser of the “Texas” or “show fiddle” style. Forrester was born in Vernon, Tennessee into a family of many fiddlers—his father, grandfather and uncle played the fiddle. After his family moved to Nashville in the mid 1930s, Forrester began performing with his brothers. In 1938, he joined The Vagabonds and landed a job on the Grand Ole Opry. He and his wife, Billie “Sally Ann” Forrester, went to work with Bill Monroe and Monroe’s group, the Blue Grass Boys. She remained with Monro when Howdy left, and he finally joined Roy Acuff’s Smoky Mountain Boys, remaining a long time member.