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Crook Brothers
WSM Grand Ole Opry

About The Group

They said when they wrote about this group, the WSM Grand Old Opry wouldn't be complete without a "brother" act, and the Crook Brothers were one of them back on the early Opry.

The Crooks Brothers Barn Dance Orchestra originally was made up of members from one family, but one of the brothers moved away and another became a member of the Nashville Police force. And thus, he found it impossible to continue on the Grand Old Opry program.

In 1934, the band consisted of Louis and Herman Crook - Bill Etter, who played the piano, and Clarence Minton hit it up on the Old Guitar.

One of the long lasting, mainstays of the Opry, often appearing with the square dancers on the Opry through the decades.

Credits & Sources

  • The Vagabonds, Herald, Dean, Curt, Old Cabin Songs No. 3; Forster Music Publisher, 1934, Chicago, Illinois.

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