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.


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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.

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