Personalities | Bradley Kincaid | Early Years of Hillbilly | Country

(Vocals, guitar, 1895–1991)

The Kentuckian singer-guitarist was a superstar of early country radio, appealing to the vast mid-western audience of the WLS National Barn Dance with gentle renditions of old songs like ‘Barbara Allen’ and ‘The Fatal Wedding’. In the 1920s and 1930s he sold hundreds of thousands of songbooks and records. After retiring to run a music store in Springfield, Ohio, he returned to a studio in 1963 and over four days rerecorded his entire repertoire of 162 songs.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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