Personalities | The Whites | Bluegrass | Country

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1966–present)

Buck White (vocals, mandolin, b. 1930) was an Arkansas pipe fitter in 1966 when he formed a family bluegrass band with his wife Pat and their daughters Sharon (vocals, guitar, b. 1953) and Cheryl (vocals, bass, b. 1955). Buck’s Monroe-like mandolin and his daughters’ pretty harmony soon made The Whites a popular fixture on the bluegrass circuit. Sharon married Ricky Skaggs, who helped The Whites score several hit singles with a country/bluegrass fusion similar to his own.

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


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