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perience: WNOX, Knoxville, Tenn.; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn.; WWVA Jamboree, Wheeling, W. Va.; Kate Smith TV Show; Ed Sullivan Show, CBS-TV; Steve Allen Show, NBC-TV; Dave Garroway Show, NBC-TV; Camel Caravan tour. Former member of the Golden West Cowboys and Lonzo and Oscar team. Star-day, etc. recordings. Songs recorded: Beyond the Next Hilltop; Blues in Reserve; Television Set; Lady Cop; etc. In several movies. Address: WSM Radio, Nash­ville, Tennessee.
Johnson, Rome, b. 1/30/16, Winchester, Ky.; w. Imogene; 4 children. Entertainment experience: WYXZ, Detroit, Mich., 1936; WOAI, San Antonio, Texas; KPRC, Hous­ton, Texas; WLW and WLW-T, Cincinnati, Ohio. With band called Trail Blazers. Recorded the Waltz of the Wind for MGM Records. Address: WLW-T, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Johnson, Betty Jean, b. 3/16, Guilford County, N. C; h. Charles R. Grean. Attended Queens College, Charlotte, N. C, 2 years; and Northwestern Univ., Chicago, 111., 1955-6. Began singing with the Johnson Family Singers in churches, 1946. Other members of the Johnson Fam­ily are: "Pop," "Mom," Kenneth, Jim, and Bob. Betty is now a pop singer, and has recorded for Bally and At­lantic Records. I Dreamed and Little Blue Man are two of her songs. I Dreamed was the most popular of her songs. Co-writer of: Climbing Up the Ladder, 1957. 1957, listed as most promising vocalist by Cash Box. Address: 11 Bank Street, New York City, New York.
Johnson Family Singers, including "Pop" Johnson; "Mom" Johnson; Betty, now a pop singer; Kenneth; Jim; and Bob. On radio, Charlotte, N. C. RCA and Columbia Records. Albums: Sing Hymns; Old Time Religion; Faith of Our Fathers. Songs recorded: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus; What a Friend We Have in Jesus; Softly and Tenderly; Crown Him with Many Crowns; I Love to Tell the Story; Rock of Ages; He Leadeth Me; Now the Day Is Over; Holy, Holy, Holy; Near the Cross; Shall We Gather at the River; Blest Be the Tie; I Am Thine Lord; Tell Me the Old, Old Story; Just as I Am; God Be with You; Faith of Our Fathers; The Old