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of Heaven; Only One Heart; Walking in God's Sun­shine; Watching the Clock; You Don't Steal from a Poor Man; Cry You Fool Cry; I Know Why I Cry; If Tear­drops Were Pennies; River of Tears; I Know What It Means to Be Lonesome; Oh, How I Miss You; and Jeal­ous Heart. Leading song is: I Know What It Means to Be Lonesome. Writer of : If Teardrops Were Pennies; My Tears Don't Show; Building on Sand; Crying My Heart Out Over You; Crying Alone; Grief in My Heart; A White Rose; I Like to Pretend; So Close; Hold Back the Dawn; Guilty Conscience; and Country Mile. Ad­dress: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee. Byrd, Jerry Lester, b. 3/9/20, Prospect Avenue, Lima, Ohio; w. Thelma Marie McWiley; d. Lani Jo, 10; Luana June, 5. Attended Roosevelt Grade School, Lima, Ohio, 1926-33; and Lima Central High School, 1933-39. Previous work: for painting contractor. Plays Hawaiian "steel" guitar. Entertainment experience :WBLY and WLOK, Lima, Ohio, 1935-37; WLW Renfro Valley Barn Dance, originating in Dayton, Ohio, 1938-9; WHAS Renfro Valley Barn Dance, originating in Renfro Valley, Ky. and on CBS and NBC, 1939-42; WJR Goodwill Frolic, Detroit, Mich., 1942-4; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., with Ernest Tubb and Red Foley; WLW Mid­western Hayride, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1948-51; WSM Grand Ole Opry, with George Morgan, 1951-54; WSIX-TV Homefolks, 1954-6; WLAC-TV Country Junction, 1957—. From 1948 to 1960 has recorded for Mercury, Decca, RCA, and Monument. Albums: Steel Guitar Favorites; Shores of Waikiki; Hi-Fi Guitar; and Hawaiian Beach Party. Songs recorded: Steelin' the Blues; Drowsy Wat­ers; Moonland; Byrd's Boogie; Steel Guitar Rag; Pan­handle Rag; Harbor Lights; China Night; Town Sarong; plus others. Leading tune was Steel Guitar Rag. Wrote: Steelin' the Blues; Byrd's Boogie, 1948; Moonland, 1948; Steelin' the Chimes, 1949; Steelin' Is His Business, 1949; Blues Boogie; Gold Coast Blues; and Byrd's Nest. Movie: Hollywood Barn Dance, 1947. Business enterprises: Jerry Byrd Instruction Book for Steelguitars; and Jerry Byrd Model Steel Guitar (Rickenbacker). Address: WLAC-TV, Nashville, Tennessee.