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Done; That's the Story of My Life; Ice Cold Love; I Can Read Between the Lines; Untrue You; Border Baby; etc. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee. Martin, Emory, b. 8/26/16, Bon Aqua, Tenn.; w. Wanda Frances Arnold "Linda Lou Martin"; s. Roy Arnold, 15. Schools attended: Fairview Schl., Hickman Co., 1922; Martin and Tidwell Schl., Hickman Co.; Centerville High Schl., Centerville, Tenn., 1930; Franklin High Schl., Franklin, Tenn., 1931-2. Plays banjo. Entertainment experience: WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1934; WSIX, Nashville, Tenn.; WBIG, Greensboro, N. C; WCHS, Charleston, W. Va., 1940; WHIS, Bluefield, W. Va., 1941; WNOX, Knoxville, Tenn., 1942; Renfro Val­ley Barn Dance, WHAS, 1943—; WIBW, Topeka, Kans.; KWKH La. Hayride, Shreveport, La., 1950; Renfro Val­ley Barn Dance, 1952—. Member of following bands or groups: Sid Harkreader, 1934; Uncle Dave Macon, 1936; Johnny and Jack, 1939; Holden Bros, and Arthur Smith, 1941; Renfro Valley, 1943. Played banjo on rec­ords with Johnnie and Jack and Kitty Wells, 1950-1. Now operates service station, Renfro Valley, Ky. Ad­dress: Renfro Valley, Kentucky.
Martin, James Henry "Jimmy." b. 8/10/27, Sneedville, Tenn.; w. Barbara Gibson. Attended Sneedville Grade Schl., Sneedville, Tenn. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: Radio, Morristown, Tenn., 1948; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1949-53; WJR Barn Dance, Detroit, Mich.; WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance, Rich­mond, Va.; KWKH La. Hayride, Shreveport, La.; CKLW-TV, Windsor, Ontario, Canada; WWVA Jam­boree, Wheeling, W. Va. RCA and Decca Records. Songs recorded: Save It, Save It; 20/20 Vision; She Didn't Know the Difference; That's How I Count on You; Hit Parade of Love; You'll Be a Lost Ball; I'll Drink No More Wine; Skip, Hop, and Wobble; Dog Bite Your Hide; I'm the Boss; Ocean of Diamonds; Safronie; Rock Hearts; I'll Never Take No for an Answer; I Like to Hear 'Em Preach It; Voice of My Saviour; She Left Me Crazy; Hold What 'Cha Got; Chalk Up Another One; I Pulled a Boo Boo; Foggy Old London; The Jokes on You; etc. Most popular song was Hold What 'Cha Got.

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