Interview with McCormick Brothers
Project: Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project
Interview SummaryThe McCormick Brothers, Kelly, Lloyd, Haskell, William, and Gerald McCormick, along with Dewel Bullington, each discuss when they were born, when they started playing music and the instruments they played, and when they joined the band. They talk about their first public appearances and radio shows. They speak in great detail about writing and recording records, giving details about working with the Acuff-Rose publishing company, among others. They discuss their relationships with fellow musicians, including Bill Monroe, Johnny Cash, Benny Martin, Lester Flatt, and more. Throughout the interview they tell humorous stories about their music careers.
Interview KeywordMandolin music (Bluegrass) Guitar music (Bluegrass) Banjo music (Bluegrass) Fiddle players Fiddlers Fiddles Fiddle music (Bluegrass) Guitar players Guitars Mandolin players Mandolins Banjo players Banjos Bass players Bassists The McCormick Brothers (Artist) Kelly McCormick (Artist) Lloyd McCormick (Artist) Gerald McCormick (Artist) William McCormick (Artist) Haskell McCormick (Artist) Dewel Bullington (Artist)
Interview LC SubjectBands (Music) Bluegrass music. Bluegrass musicians Country music. Music business Musical ability. Musical families Musical groups. Musical instruments. Musical performance Music--Economic aspects. Music--Instruction and study. Music--Performance. Radio programs. Radio stations. Travel. Childhood Records. Songs. Music audiences Sound recordings. Sound--Recording and reproducing
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