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15 Persons in the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame:

Boudleaux Bryant

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Felice Bryant, until he died.
Older than Felice Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced Bood-Low. Composed many songs with his wife including Wake Up Little Susie performed by the Everly Brothers. Violinist and fiddler. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Country Music Hall of Fame 1991. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.

Brenda Lee

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Brenda Mae Tarpley
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I'm Sorry, Big Four Poster. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Country Music Hall of Fame 1997. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1986.

Chet Atkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chester Burton Atkins
Also Known As:
Mister Guitar
The Country Gentleman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Highly respected guitarist and producer. Album The Essential Chet Atkins. Song Jam Man. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Country Music Hall of Fame 1973. Guitar Center RockWalk 1997. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1995. Grand Ole Opry. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2009. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1994.

Curley Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dock Williams
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Georgia Peach Pickers. Song Half as Much. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1999.

Dottie Rambo

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Reba Luttrell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel music. Songs He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need, We Shall Behold Him, I Go to the Rock. Died in an accident when the bus she was in crashed. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2008. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2006. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1992. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Faron Young

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Faron Young
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Top song hits include Hello Walls, Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young, It's Four in the Morning, Alone with You. Country Music Hall of Fame 2000. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998. Grand Ole Opry. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2000.

Felice Bryant

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Matilda Genevieve Scaduto
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Boudleaux Bryant, until his earlier death.
Younger than Boudleaux Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote over 800 songs including Rocky Top, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Bye Bye Love with husband Boudleaux Bryant - many for the Everly Brothers. Country Music Hall of Fame 1991. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.

George Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Glenn Jones
Also Known As:
Thumper Jones
Nickname(s):
The Possum
No Show Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tammy Wynette by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Why, Baby Why, I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool, High-Tech Redneck, He Stopped Loving Her Today, We're Gonna Hold On. Nickname "No Show Jones" comes from excessive drinking problems he had - in 1979 he missed more than 50 concerts. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2010. Kennedy Center Honors 2008. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Country Music Hall of Fame 1992. National Medal of Arts 2002. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2008.

Hovie Lister

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hovie Franklin Lister
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel. Founder of the group The Statesmen Quartet singing tenor. Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1986. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1989.

Joe South

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Alfred Souter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Penned the song (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden for Lynn Anderson. Songs Games People Play, Walk a Mile in My Shoes, The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor, Down in the Boondocks. Guitarist for famous artists. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1979. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1987.

Johnny Paycheck

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Lytle
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song Take This Job and Shove It. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2002.

Junior Samples

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Samples Jr.

Brief Facts:

Harmonica player. Had a third-grade education. Comedy on CBS TV show Hee Haw as a used car salesman with phone number BR549. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1991.

Ray Stevens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Ray Ragsdale
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Humorous songs. Song Ahab the Arab. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1980. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012.

Stonewall Jackson (musician)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stonewall Jackson
Also Known As:
Wade Jackson
David Waymond Jackson
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Named for the Confederate soldier,. Songs Waterloo, B.J. the D.J., Me and You and a Dog Named Boo. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2012. Grand Ole Opry. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2003.
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