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Dawn, 1954; No Wonder, 1954; Another's Wedding Ring, 1954; Holiday for Tears, 1954; Wait a Little Longer Please Jesus, 1954; I'm Going to Serve Him, 1954; Fel­lowship, 1955; You Can't Lose with God on Your Side, 1955; He Will Calm the Troubled Waters, 1955; Bend Down, 1956; All the Way, 1956. Most popular song: Wait a Little Longer Please Jesus. Voted Best New Sacred Singer, 1955, Country and Western Disc Jockey Poll. Address: Route 1, Box 1335, Modesto, California.
Smith, James Harrell "Hal," b. 11/21/23, Cullman Ala.; w. Velma Elizabeth Williams. Worked as a drycleaner. Plays fiddle. At the WSM Grand Ole Opry, 1943, first with PeeWee King and the Golden West Cowboys. RCA Album. Movie: Flame of the West, Monogram, 1946. Business enterprises: Curtis Artist Productions; Pamper Music; Gay lord Music Co.; and Cullman Records, all of Nashville, Tenn. Address: 4705 Gallatin Road, Nash­ville, Tennessee.
Smith, King Edward III, "Smitty." b. 7/13/29, Saltville, Va.; w. Linda Dean Tabor; d. Cynthia Ann, 8. Attended Saltville High School, Saltville, Va., 1944-8. Worked on newspaper. Plays guitar and banjo. Entertainment experience: WMEX, Marion, Va., 1951-2; WCYB, Bristol, Va., 1952-3; WNOX, Knoxville, Tenn., 1953-5; WSLS and WSLS-TV, Roanoke, Va, 1956-7; WHIS and WHIS-TV Bluefield, W. Va, 1957—. King Records. Songs re­corded: Farmer and the Devil, 1959; Poor Ellen Smith, 1959; Brown Eyes 1959; Cripple Creek, 1959; Worried Man, 1959; Barbara Allen, 1959. Brown Eyes most pop­ular song. Writer of: Devil and the Farmer, 1959; Poor Ellen Smith, 1959; Brown Eyes, 1959. Address: WHIS and WHIS-TV, Bluefield, West Virginia.
Sneed, Roy Lee, b. 8/1/24, Albion, Calif.; w. Ruth Fern Bolen; d. Donna Lee, 13; Suzanne, 9; s. Roy Robert, 2. Schools attended: Etowah Grammar, Etowah, Tenn, 1930-1; Cotton Port Grammar Schl. Decatur, Ga, 1931-3; Decatur High Sch, Meigs County High Sch, -1942; and McKenzie Business College, 1942-3. Former work: farming; timber cutter and sawmill; stock clerk. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WROL, Knoxville, Tenn, 1950-2; KWKH La. Hayride, Shreveport, La,