Pull up a chair and enjoy some good ol' mountain music
performed by Johnson County musicians!
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Johnson County was a Union County during the
Civil War. Frank Proffitt's grandfather,
John W. Proffitt who served in the
13th Tennessee Cavalry-USA
put these lyrics to the tune of
"Battle Hymn of the Republic
G.B. Grayson composed this as Whitter's Model T chugged down U.S. Route 11 in NE Tennessee (known as Lee Highway)
on the way to a Memphis recording session.
Recorded September 30, 1929.
This recording is available on a
newly released CD -
The late Joe Wilson, one of our Johnson County cousins,
who served as the Executive Director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts,
compiled the CD from which these snippets of music are taken.
Please click here to find out how you can buy a copy of the CD featuring 15 songs recorded by
G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter as well as the CD by Frank Grayson.