Red Foley

By Jonny Whiteside

 

Red Foley, one of post-war country music’s biggest stars, enjoyed a lead role in the music’s expansion from a rural phenomenon to a mainstream staple. Foley was the first country singer to have both his own nationally broadcast radio program (Avalon Time, co-hosted with comic Red Skelton) and his own network television show, ABC’s Ozark Jubilee. A star on Chicago’s prestigious WLS National Barn Dance and, later, at the WSM Grand Ole Opry, Foley was also among the very first singers to record in Nashville. Equally adept at gospel, boogies,... Read More

City Of Origin:
Blue Lick, Kentucky, United States
Genre:
Country, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country
Birthdate:
06/17/1910
Death date:
09/19/1968
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