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Baxter Bevell
and the Boys from the Hills

Baxter Bevell and the Boys from the Hills were one of the first acts to appear on WBLE out of Batesville, Mississippi went it first went on the air on June 1, 1953. They had a regular Saturday afternoon stint from 1:00 to 2:00pm. The brief article we found mentions that Baxter was also a songwriter. Mention was made that Wiley Gann and Wayne Rodgers did the duet numbers, with Wiley doing the tenor parts.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Baxter Bevell
  • Wiley Gann, sang tenor; electric guitar
  • Wayne Rodgers, sang duets with Wiley Gann
  • Clinton Hyde, fiddler (not pictured)
  • Harold Dorman, (not pictured - was in Korea at time)

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 32; June 1954; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

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