Personalities | Molly O’Day | War Years | Country

(Vocals, 1923–87)

Kentucky-born Lois LaVerne Williamson had one of the most powerful and emotional voices of any traditional female singer to emerge in the 1940s. In May 1945, O’Day and her husband, guitarist Lynn Davis, became headliners on the Midday Merry-Go-Round, a popular radio show broadcast by Radio WNOX in Knoxville, Tennessee. At the urging of songwriter/music publisher Fred Rose, O’Day was signed to Columbia Records by producer Art Satherley. Her notable recordings include ‘Tramp On The Street’, ‘At The First Fall Of Snow’ and ‘Don’t Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey’.

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


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