George Hamilton IV Shares a Laugh with Gordon Lightfoot
& Keith Bilbrey (WSM & “Music City Roots” / WMOT “Roots Radio” Announcer) Backstage @ The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, Tennessee on June 17, 2013 during Gordon Lightfoot’s “50 YEARS ON THE CAREFREE HIGHWAY TOUR”. [Video by “George V”]
Grand Ole Opry LEGEND George Hamilton IV (“Folk-Country” Music Pioneer aka “The International Ambassador of Country Music”) became a huge fan of LEGENDARY Canadian Singer-Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot in the 1960s and they became great Friends. Lightfoot traveled to Nashville to add his unique finger-picking guitar style to George IV’s recording of his song: “Steel Rail Blues”, which was the Title Track of George IV’s “Steel Rail Blues” LP (RCA Victor, 1966).
George IV had a Folk-Country Classic Hit with Lightfoot’s: “Early Morning Rain” (1966) and is credited with recording more Lightfoot-penned songs that any other artist, besides Gordon himself!
George Hamilton IV began his 54-years as a Member of the Grand Ole Opry on The Stage of The Ryman Auditorium in February 1960. George IV’s Final Performance @ The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee was on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 w/ George Hamilton V. Their Final Opry Show Together Opened with “Abilene” and Closed with “Forever Young” — a FAVORITE of George IV by Bob Dylan.
Grand Ole Opry LEGEND George Hamilton IV: “The International Ambassador of Country Music” passed away on Sept. 17, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee @ the age of 77.
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