Early Country Stars: Wilma Lee Cooper, Grandpa Jones, Charlie Louvin

For several years in the late 1970s, and throughout the 1980s, the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival featured some of country music’s living legends, including Grand Ole Opry stars Wilma Lee Cooper, Grandpa Jones, and Charlie Louvin. Accompanied by dobro master Gene Wooten, Wilma Lee Cooper sings Woody Guthrie’s “Philadelphia Lawyer” (1978). Grandpa Jones picks and sings his classic, “Eight More Miles to Louisville” (1981), and a few years later, Charlie Louvin performs the Louvin Brothers hit “When I Stop Dreaming” (1984).

Philadelphia Lawyer (by Wilma Lee Cooper And The Clinch Mountain Clan), 1978

Eight More Miles To Louisville (by Grandpa Jones), 1981

When I Stop Dreaming (by Charlie Louvin And The Sand Mountain Band), 1984

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Early Country Stars: Wilma Lee Cooper, Grandpa Jones, Charlie Louvin