Personalities | Lulu Belle & Scotty | Early Years of Hillbilly | Country

(Vocal duo, 1933–58)

In Chicago in the early 1930s, Myrtle Cooper (Lulu Belle, 1913–99) and Scott Wiseman (1909–81) were young North Carolinians performing on WLS’s National Barn Dance. When they fell in love, the station exploited them as sweethearts of the radio, increasing their fan mail and attracting record and movie companies. Their rapport and old-fashioned music endeared them to a generation. Despite retiring in 1958, they continued to record, and Lulu Belle served as a Democrat in the North Carolina State Legislature.

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


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