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Big Yank Southerners
WSM Grand Ole Opry

About The Group

The band appeared on WSM's Grand Ole Opry for about five months in 1934, but was somewhat of a mystery. They may have been sponsored by Big Yank Overalls and named after them as well.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Ernest (Red) Williams, cello bass
  • Leon Pinter, banjo
  • Red Meredith, fiddle
  • Paul Gregory, guitar

Credits & Sources

  • A Good-Natured Riot; Charles K. Wolfe, 1999, Country Music Foundation Press, Vanderbuilt University Press, ISBN: 0-8265-1331-X

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