In 1953, they were saying that Johnny Rector and his Music Mountain Boys
were new on the 'folk music' scene, but was getting a good response
from fans. He got his start playing guitar in 1946, but was said to
have switched to the ballad type song and sang "...with a lusty voice
and a dimpled smile."
He was getting attention first as a songwriter who had his
compositions being recorded by others. One such tune, "Married By the Bible,
Divorced By The Law" was one he collaborated with with Neva Starns and
Pee Wee Truehitt and was recorded by Hank Snow and also included in one
Hank's song folios.
At the time they wrote the article, they mentioned he was recording
with the Coral label.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 22; February 1953; American Folk Publications, Inc.;