Personalities | Jimmie Driftwood | Nashville & Beyond | Country
(Vocals, songwriter, folklorist, 1907–98)
James Corbett Morris, born in Mount View, Arkansas, started writing songs for the entertainment and edification of his students when he was a schoolteacher. He later penned some country classics, including ‘Tennessee Stud’ (a hit for Eddy Arnold in 1959), ‘The Battle Of New Orleans’ (a No. 1 single for Johnny Horton in 1959). Driftwood was also a recording artist and a popular performer during the 1950s folk music boom.
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