Personalities | The Wilburn Brothers | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Vocals, songwriters, publishers, 1950s–60s)

Brothers Virgil Doyle (1930–82) and Thurman Theodore (1931–2003) from Hardy, Arkansas, first began performing as children along with three older siblings. In the early 1950s, Doyle and Teddy recorded and toured with Webb Pierce. In 1954, striking out on their own, they signed with the Grand Ole Opry and began recording as a duo for Decca Records. Their commercial heyday came in the 1950s and 1960s with hits like ‘Sparkling Brown Eyes’ (with Webb Pierce, 1954), ‘I’m So In Love With You’ (1956) and ‘Roll Muddy River’ (1963).

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


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