Back in Tennessee in early 1953, you could tune in every
Saturday morning on radio station WGNS for thirty minutes
of western swing and good ole country music. The folks
on that show were Jim Early and his Westerners.
Jim Early and The Westerners had a unique common thread
in their group - they were all
in the Air Force and stationed at Sewart Air Force Base, near
Then, Jim was 20 years old, 5'10" tall,
dark brown hair and a native of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Timeline and Trivia Notes
Group members included:
- No mention was made of the other band members in the article we found.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 22, February 1953,
American Folk Publications, Inc., Derby, CT.