Personalities | Hazel Dickens | Bluegrass | Country

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1935)

Bluegrass was an all-boys club when Hazel Dickens came along from the coalfields of West Virginia with a ‘high, lonesome’ soprano that grabbed the attention of anyone who tried to ignore her. Her singing was powerful enough, but she also developed into a terrific writer of songs about coalmining tragedies and mistreated women, which were recorded by the likes of Dolly Parton and Lynn Morris.

Styles & Forms | Bluegrass | Country
Personalities | Flatt & Scruggs | Bluegrass | Country

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


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