Personalities | Pete Sayers | Mainstream Country

(Vocals, banjo, guitar, 1942–2005)

Englishman Pete Sayers visited Nashville in the mid-1960s, and remained there for five years. During this time he hosted his own daily television series. This gave him the confidence to set up his monthly version of the Grand Ole Opry back in Newmarket, where he hosted several television series, featuring guests like George Hamilton IV, John D. Loudermilk and other notable contemporary US acts. An active recording artist over the years, Sayers’ last album was titled Old Mr. Crow (2002), co-produced by Sayers and BBC radio presenter Nick Barraclough – one-time member of Sayers’ Radio Cowboys band.

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


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