About This SIte
I have been a fan of country and bluegrass music most of my growing up years.
I have enjoyed listening to the songs from the older singers of music. Johnny Cash was a
legend in country music along with his wife June Carter Cash. One of his big hits was “Folsom
Prison Blues”. Johnny Cash passed away in 2003 from complications of diabetes. He was known for always wearing his suit of black.
Bill Monroe was a great bluegrass singer. He followed the tradition of his mother. In 1930s
he formed the group called “The Bluegrass Boys”. It included the banjo, fiddle, guitar and upright bass. Players came and went, but in 1945 along with Earl Scruggs on banjo and
Lester Flatt on vocal and guitar they recorded “Blue Moon of Kentucky”. That song became the official song for the state of Kentucky.
Other bluegrass singers were Grandpa Jones, Ralph Stanley and Little Jimmy Dickens.
Bill Clinton honored Bill Monroe with the National Metal of Arts in 1995. Monroe was buried at the Rosine Cemetery in Rosine, Ky.
Ernest Tubb passed away in 1984. He was nicknamed the “Texas Troubadour” and was one of the pioneers of country music. one of his big hits was “Walking the floor over you” and it established his career. He released 7 albums with Red Foley. A botched tonsillectomy resulted in Tubb no longer being able to yodel. He owned Ernest Tubb record store in Nashville, Tennessee.
In his 29 years Hank Williams became a well known singer of country music starting in 1937. Some of his hits were “Move it on Over”, I’m so lonesome I could cry” and “Your Cheating Heart”. On a trip to preform in Canton, Ohio he passed away in the back seat of his
1952 Cadillac with a heart attack. A hired college student Charles Carr was the driver.