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Stormy Young
Born:  December 18, 1926
Died:  August 26, 1970
WKOA Hopkinsville, KY
WMMN Fairmont, WV
WRUS Russelville, KY
WSIX Nashville, TN

About The Artist

Stormy Young was a native of Fairmont, West Virginia.

He had stints at various radio stations. By late 1955, he was working at WKOA in Hopkinsville, Kentucky where he hosted the "Hillbilly Hit Parade" six days a week.

On Saturdays, he did a live show that featured Stormy and his band, The Thunderbirds. The band made personal appearances throughout western Kentucky and northern Tennessee.

Stormy's fan club was headed up by Jean Cannon over in Crofton, Kentucky back in 1955. The fan club was still being listed in magazines as late as 1958.

Timeline & Trivia Notes

Group members included:

  • Stormy Young, leader
  • Gene (Fingers) Francis
  • Paul Rubarts
  • Harrison Sholars
  • Becky Wheeler
  • Lee Wheeler
  • Billy Boley, ventriloquist

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup; No. 41; November 1955; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT
  • Country & Western Jamboree; Summer 1958; Maher Publications; Chicago, IL

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