X Hooked--LeRoy McNees
I grew up in a home where my mom and dad played country music i.e. Jimmy Rogers, Maddox Brothers and Rose, T.Texas Tyler, Sons of the pioneers etc. However I never had heard real bluegrass until a friend of mine that I played some music with (Johnny Cash type) said come over to the house I have a new record I want to play for you. I was eighteen years old at the time. He played a Flatt and Scruggs album the song was Randy Lynn rag. It changed the coarse of my life and I was hooked big time. I wanted to duplicate that sound but didn’t have a clue how they did it. One day I heard that sound again on the radio, it was a live show so I went down to hall where they were broadcasting from and introduced myself to the band. The band just happened to be “The Country Boys” later to be The Kentucky Colonels. I was able to hang out with these guys and eventually got a Dobro and learned how to play it and joined the band. And as they say “the rest is history.
Posted By:  Rick Cornish

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