Served in the Civil War first as a Captain on the 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. From his West Texas home of Ralls this country crooner went on to become one of Country music’s most successful recording stars during the 1960s. Following the success of ‘Your Kisses Will’, Stephenson began writing songs for other musicians including Janie Fricke, Dan Seals, John Anderson, and Kenny Rogers.

Funeral services were held at The Grand Ole Opry. “That’s because he took pride in what he did and he thought other people should be able to take pride in it, too.”. Social reformer, pianist, educator. 1. At a time when country acts seldom played in major venues in New York, they recorded a live album at Carnegie Hall. Just before leaving office, President Jackson appointed Catron to the U.S. Supreme Court, on May 1, 1837. Her signature song, “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden”, remains one of the biggest selling country crossover hits of all time. He was a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry, on the tour circuits and continued charting hits until retiring in 1982. In only five years, it was one of the top song firms on Music Row. In 1957 he changed his name to Conway Twitty by using the names of two cities, Conway, Arkansas and Twitty, Texas. In 1999 she released the album, “Press On” which followed in her musical autobiography, which told of her 31 year marriage and collaboration with Cash, which later won a Grammy, and was her first release in over a quarter-century. The two most famous graves inside an otherwise unexceptional cemetery. In 1958, he changed to Columbia Records. He also played with his brother every Saturday night on the Grand Ole Opry radio show. In 1813 he volunteered in the Creek War and was one of General Andrew Jackson’s aides, but being disabled by a wound in the Battle of Enotochopco, January 24, 1814, he was honorably discharged. In addition, the song also went to Number 3 on the Billboard Pop Chart and reached the top of the charts in several countries, an unprecedented achievement at the time. She died in Nashville. After recovering, he returned to the field as Colonel of the 1st Tennessee Cavalry and was promoted Brigadier General, Chief of Cavalry in December 1862.

In 1961, he began to appear in movies, starting with “Door to Door Maniac” and also appeared in television, beginning in 1958, and made numerous guest appearances on various television shows. She also trained as an actor under legendary acting coach, Lee Strasberg.

She became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1955 and remained a member for the next 61 years. They were the Country Music Association’s duo of the year in 1970 and 1971, recording hit duets to include “The Last Thing on My Mind.” In the 1980s, he continued to perform on the “Grand Ole Opry”, toured and appeared in the movie “Honkytonk Man” with Clint Eastwood. In 1961 he accompanied his brother to California where he sang as a member of the Golden State Boys, the Hillmen and The Gosdin Brothers. He left Columbia for Decca Records in the late 1960s and switched to United Artists in 1971. In 1975 he returned to the Grand Ole Opry and in 1983 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Born in Bardwell, Texas, she was known as the ‘Queen Mother of Nashville’. [2]John Overton, friend of Andrew Jackson and one of the founders of Memphis, TennesseeBruce Ryburn Payne (1874-1937), founding president of Peabody College (now part of Vanderbilt University) from 1911 to 1937. Confederate spy and social reformer. This page highlights many of them but for a more comphrensive website for grave hunting from across the country visit my website Many of Nashville’s prominent historical figures are buried there. In the 1980s, after the death of his wife, Mildred, he moved into a house on the Opryland grounds and continued performing. The couple married in 1948 — the same year Scruggs and guitarist Lester Flatt left Monroe’s band in 1948 to form their own group, the Foggy Mountain Boys. In 1949 he joined Ernest Tubb’s Texas Troubadours, succeeding Tommy “Butterball” Page as lead guitarist on the single “Tennessee Border No. Felix Grundy, one of the ablest lawyers and statesmen of his day, member of Congress, Attorney General of the United States and United States Senator, to which last position he was twice elected. She was often referred to as the “First Lady of Country Music” and is best remembered for her song “Stand by Your Man,” one of the best-selling singles by a woman in the country music industry. After Rev.

Her husband, Johnnie Wright, who she married in 1937, suggested that she adopt the stage name Kitty Wells, drawn from an old folk ballad. He was an American billionaire heir and business executive. In the late 1990s they began working with funeral directors to design and construct a state of the art funeral home to better service their community. While she sewed cloth bags stamped “Tennessee Pride,” Doug and the boys would grind and season the meat. She became the voice for the character Tilly Hill in the animated television series “King of the Hill” until her death. Country Music Singer.

Nashville Famous Graves and Cemeteries Continue on Page 2. In 1963 with Merle Kilgore, she co-wrote Johnny Cash’s hit song “Ring Of Fire.” A talented singer, songwriter, and musician, she recorded hits with her husband like “Jackson” and “If I Were A Carpenter” which both won Grammy Awards in 1967 and 1970. Born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Mississippi.

Country music talent agent and song publisher. He built a recording studio at his home in Brentwood, Tennessee to accommodate his illness. That year, guitarist Jess Easterday and Hawaiian guitarist Clell Summey joined Acuff to form the Tennessee Crackerjacks, which performed regularly on Knoxville radio stations WROL and WNOX. They later went onto more popularity when they went to Washington, D.C. and played in that area for awhile. [2]Eliza Jane McKissack (1828–1900), founding head of music in 1890 to the forerunner of the University of North Texas College of MusicBenton McMillin, Governor of Tennessee (1899 to 1903)Kindred Jenkins Morris (1819–1884), Mayor of Nashville from 1869 to 1871. Additionally, his musical career would be marked by frequent bouts of alcoholism and cocaine use and his wild lifestyle led to him missing many of his performances and earning the dubious nickname “No Show Jones.” Also nicknamed “The Possum,” supposedly for his facial resemblance to the animal, he was raised in poverty in Vidor, Texas with his brother and five sisters by an alcoholic and sometimes violent father. The theme song became an immediate country hit and was played at the beginning and end of each television episode. He is best remembered as a pedal steel guitar studio musician and recording producer in Nashville, Tennessee from the 1960’s into the 1980s. 2’ and ‘Harper Valley P.T.A.”‘His last charted country song came in 1971 with ‘Fifteen Beers Ago,’ a sendup of Conway Twitty’s ‘Fifteen Years Ago.’ Wooley also wrote the theme song for the Hee Haw TV series. Stevenson had left Nashville eight days before Union troops entered the city in his own private railroad car with his family, personal belongings, furniture, carriage, and carriage horses, without finishing the transportation of army supplies south. Born Jackie Keith Whitley in Sandy Hook, Kentucky. He debuted on the Grand Ole Opry, and appeared on the Big D Jamboree in Dallas, in 1952, signing with Imperial Records in 1953. In the 1950s she moved to New York to study acting at the request of Elia Kazan who discovered her while scouting movie locations in Tennessee. Patsy Cline sang the original recording of another of his big hits, “Back in Baby’s Arms.” The song was a huge success, so much so, that others who subsequently made the song big on the country hit parade included Connie Smith, Sissy Spacek, Emmylou Harris and many others.