Personalities | John Hartford | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Vocals, banjo, songwriter, 1939–2001)

New York City-born, St. Louis, Missouri-raised John Hartford first made his mark in Nashville when he wrote and recorded a whimsical ballad called ‘Gentle On My Mind’, which became a massive country and pop hit for Glen Campbell in 1967. In the early 1970s, Hartford gravitated towards bluegrass music and emerged with his own quirky folk acoustic style, exemplified by albums such as 1971’s Aero Plain and 1976’s Mark Twang.

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


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