The book features anecdotes about Joltin' Jim McCoy’s long career, including his years of working with musical acts at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester and decades of interactions with country music stars—not just Cline, but also Ernest Tubb, Dottie West, George Jones, Buck Owens, Loretta Lynn, and others.
An 80-page tribute to McCoy gives fans the background of Patsy Cline’s career and early Country music in general, as well as information about a hard-driving West Virginia singer And songwriter who remains a vibrant part of the country music industry.
The book is Joltin’ Jim is McCoy’s Life as told by John Douglas. McCoy earned the nickname in the 1950s when a friend noticed he was always “joltin’ around” from a day job at Montgomery Wards to radio shows to performing gigs.
Now 78, Jim and his wife Bertha own The Troubadour, a nightclub and restaurant on Highland Ridge near Berkeley Springs, W. Va. Named for McCoy’s inspiration -- Ernest Tubb, “The Texas Troubadour" -- the bar is just a few hundred feet from where McCoy was born in 1929. The Troubadour is also home to the West Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame and McCoy’s personal collection of pictures and memorabilia from his 60 plus years in country music.
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