Welcome to Mellow's Log Cabin. This blog's purpose is to supply information on a diversity of American southern music - ranging from country, blues, old-time and folk to R&B, rock'n'roll and rockabilly. I regularly present my research results about artists, labels, shows and also give guest writers a chance to publish their texts here on occasion.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Billy Grammer dies
Country music star Billy Grammer died on August 10, 2011, at the age of 85 in Benton Illinois. He was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry and had such hits as "Gotta Travel On" or "Jesus Is a Soul Man." Born on a farm in Illinois in 1925, Grammer started his career as a guitarist for Hawkshaw Hawkins, Jimmy Dean, and Grandpa Jones. Eventually, he signed with Monument and later also recorded for Decca, Rice, Epic, and Mercury.