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Famous for the song, You Go to Your Church and I'll Go to Mine. Address: Box 508, Sun City, Arizona.
Wilson, Hamilton K. "Smiley"; b. 8/23/22, Etowah County, Ala.; w. Mary K. Johnson "Kitty Wilson"; d. Rita Faye, 16. Attended elem. sch., Attalla, Ala., 1928-36; Etowah High Sch., Attalla, Ala., 1936-8. Plays guitar. Enter­tainment experience: KWKH La. Hay ride, Shreveport, La., 1949-50; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1950—; WLAC-TV, Nashville, Tenn., 1958—; WBRC-TV, Birmingham, Ala., 1952-3; etc. With Tex Bynum's Rog­ers County Cowboys, 1939-40; Rio Grande Rangers, 1940-2; Circle 3 Ranch Gang, 1945-48. Apollo, Republic, Chick and Liberty Records. Songs Recorded: Red Silk Stockings and Green Perfume, 1947; I'm Satisfied with Life, 1947; Gotta Get to Okla. City, 1948; You Call Every­body Darling, 1948; Barnyard Blues, 1953; Fve Found My Own, 1953; Georgiana Waltz, 1958; TV Set, 1958; Beyond the Next Hilltop, 1959; Lady Cop, 1959; Running Bear, 1960; Long as Little Birds Fly, 1960. Most popular song was Running Bear. Co-writer of I Cried in My Dream, 1957. Movies: Square Dance Jubilee, Lippert, 1949; The Black Lash, Western Adventure, 1950; Vanishing Out­post, W.A., 1950; The Phantom, W.A., 1950; Thundering Trails, W. A, 1951. Address: WLAC-TV, Nashville, Tennessee.
Wilson, Mary K. "Kitty"; b. 12/11/27, Rome, Ga.; h. Smiley Wilson; d. Rita Faye, 16. Attended: Elem. Sch., Gads­den, Ala., 1933-40; Gadsden High Sch., 1940-1. Enter­tainment experience: Gadsden, Ala., 1936; La. Hayride, KWKH, Shreveport, La., 1949-50; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1951—; WLAC-TV, Nashville, Tenn., 1958—. Plays bass fiddle. Member of the Moonlight Ramblers, 1936-40; Circle 3 Ranch Gang, 1945-50. Apollo, Republic, and MGM Records. Songs recorded: Red Silk Stockings and Green Perfume, 1947; Im Satisfied with Life, 1947; Fve Found My Own, 1951; Barnyard Blues, 1951; Thunder and Lightnin\ 1957; Wishful Thinking, 1957; Till Then Til Remember, 1958; Come and Knock, 1958; etc. Most popular song was Red Silk Stockings and Green Perfume. Writer of Sing and Shout, 1957. Co-writer of We Lived It Up, 1960. Movie: Square
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