Out of Central City, Kentucky, Dave Rich arrived on the hillbilly music
scene in 1956 when he was all of 19 years old. At that time, he had
just recorded his first tunes on the RCA Victor label. He had his own
barn dance every Saturday night and was also working as a disc jockey.
He was also a songwriter. And his first RCA Victor release featured his
songs on both sides. One was "I Think I'm Gonna Die" and the other was
"I Forgot". One thing they mention is that he had an 'unusual song styling'
that got him attention.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 43; April 1956; American Folk Publications, Inc.;
- Folk and Country Songs No. 3; November 1956; American Folk Publications, Inc.;