Personalities | Connie B. Gay | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Promoter, manager, radio personality, 1914–89)

Working out of Washington, D.C., this North Carolina-born promoter and behind-the-scenes media wizard was a key figure in the rise of country music’s popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. Gay was instrumental in the careers of leading artists like Patsy Cline, Roy Clark, Jimmy Dean and Grandpa Jones.

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


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