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Arthur Q. Smith’s name doesn’t show up in country music history books too often, because Q, as his friends called him, sold his biggest songs outright for $25, $15 or even less. Sometimes he sold them just for the price of his bar tab. Q was a man of extraordinary talent, but also an alcoholic of legendary proportions. For years, his children only heard tales of his drunkenness from his colleagues; his accomplishments were simply well-known secrets among musicians.

b. James Arthur Pritchett, 11 December 1909, Griffin, Georgia, USA, d. 21 March 1963, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Smith was raised in Harlan, Kentucky, where he became a musician and played on radio. He…




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 As a duet they realy hit it off real good 

Joey + Rory was an Americancountry and bluegrass duo composed of singer-songwriters Rory Lee Feek (born April 25, 1965) and Joey Feek (September 9, 1975 – March 4, 2016), who were husband and wife. Both members of the duo were vocalists and songwriters, with Rory also playing acoustic guitar. Rory Lee Feek had written singles for other artists prior to the duo’s foundation. The duo was the third-place finalist on CMT’s competition, Can You Duet in 2008. The duo recorded eight studio albums forVanguard Records and Farmhouse Recordings and charted three singles on Hot Country Songs. 


Before the duo’s foundation, Rory Lee Feek worked as a songwriter in Nashville, Tenne...




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Stonewall Jackson (born November 6, 1932) is an American country singer, guitarist and musician who achieved his greatest fame during country’s “golden” honky tonk era in the 1950s and early 1960s

Jackson, born in Tabor City , North Carolina , is the youngest of three children. Stonewall is not a nickname; he was named after the Genral Stonwall Jackson. Some publicity for the singer claimed he was a descendant of the general, although this is extremely unlikely...



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Dry Ridge, Kentucky is where I live.   (JUST A GOOD OLD COUNTRY BOY)

Davis was born Mary Frances Penick on December 30, 1931, the first of seven children born to farmer William Lee and Sarah Rachel Penick (née Roberts), in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Because her grandfather thought she had a lot of energy for a young child, he nicknamed Mary Frances “Skeeter” (slang for )  When Davis was a toddler, her great-uncle was convicted of murdering her maternal grandfather in Indiana. After this incident, Davis recalled that her mother became a “bitterly depressed woman.” Throughout her childhood, Davis’s mother attempted suicid multiple times, several of which Davis herself prevented...



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Willie Hugh Nelson

(1933-04-29) April 29, 1933 (age 86)

Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, author, poet, and activist. The critical success of the album ,Shotgun Willie(1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country , A subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville Sound...

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Bill Monroe, was the father of  bluegrass music.And got bluegrass music started. Here is a little about him. You will find more latter as you read through the pages

Thank you for stopping by.( I am just a good old country boy )  SHELBY

Bill Monroe,

we could go on forever with our list of the greats, but I will be listing some of my favorite bluegrass artists, who they were and some of the great music they are known for

Bill Monroe was a native of Kentucky, the Bluegrass State, so he decided to call his band Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys,” and this band started a new form of traditional country music. And too day there are many greats in the world of Bluegrass.

I only wish I could have meet the great Bill Mon...