Ginny Gaye's name at birth was Virginia Gaye Medacco, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Stephen Medecco in Muskegon, Michigan. Two other sisters became part of the family
Her musical talents were on display at the early age of three years old when
she won first place three consecutive weeks at a local theatre talent contest.
Back in late 1956, she was appearing each week on the Green Valley Jamboree over
WKATO-TV in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Teddy Wilburn was said to have given her encouragement in her early career endeavors.
Credits and Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 50; February 1957; American Folk
Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT