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August 9, 2021

9 August – birthday anniversary of Louisiana-raised American singer/songwriter Merle Kilgore (Wyatt Merle Kilgore, Aug 9, 1934 – Feb 6, 2005) best known for penning classics Wolverton Mountain, Ring Of Fire and Johnny Reb but also a fine singer. A larger than life character, prominent in the country music community , becoming Vice President of the C.M.A. (Country Music Association) and President of both the Nashville Songwriters Foundation and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. An amazing talent showcased on B.A.C.M.s CD490, one of our all time most popular CDs.

MERLE KILGORE – Johnny Reb. BACM CD 490

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1960 – (Vol. 3) CD 043

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