Personalities | Mac Wiseman | Bluegrass | Country

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1925)

Mac Wiseman was a featured singer for Flatt And Scruggs in 1948 and for Bill Monroe in 1949, and when he headed up his own group, The Country Boys (featuring Eddie Adcock and Scotty Stoneman), he kept his warm, friendly tenor and his taste for Carter Family-like songs at the forefront. Wiseman pioneered twin fiddles on bluegrass recordings – an innovation quickly adopted by Monroe – and enjoyed mainstream country hits with ‘The Ballad Of Davy Crockett’ (1955), ‘Jimmy Brown The Newsboy’ (1959) and ‘Johnny’s Cash And Charlie’s Pride’ (1970).

Styles & Forms | Bluegrass | Country
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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