Personalities | Merle Kilgore | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Songwriter, vocals, 1934–2005)

One of Nashville’s most beloved characters, Chickasha, Oklahoma-born Kilgore was best known for penning classics such as ‘Ring Of Fire’ (a hit for Johnny Cash, 1963), ‘Wolverton Mountain’ (Claude King, 1962), ‘More And More’ (Webb Pierce, 1954) and ‘Johnny Reb’ (Johnny Horton, 1959).

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


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