Personalities | The Bailes Brothers | War Years | Country

(Vocal duo, 1944–49)

This popular vocal duo was actually comprised at various times of changing configurations of four brothers: Kyle, John, Walter and Homer Bailes, who were all born in Kanawah County, West Virginia, between 1915 and 1922. The Bailes Brothers’ peak years were from 1944 to 1949, when they disbanded. During those four years, they were members of the Grand Ole Opry before moving on to the Louisiana Hayride.

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


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