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20.Little David Wilkins
19.Glenn Douglass Tubb
18.Autrey Inman
17.Ralph Mooney
16.Elton Britt
15.Grant Turner
14.Johnny Russell
13.Bobby Edwards
12.Sonny Burns
11.Big Al Downing
10.Riley Puckett
09.George D Hay
08.Vestal Goodman

THIS ONE is indeed a rare find much like George Riley Puckett.
She started in the 1920’s and is argued by many of us history buffs to be THE QUEEN of Country Music.
THIS IS Molly O’ Day.
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She was born Lois LaVerne Williamson in Pike Co. Ky on July 9th 1923.
Although she had a short career in country music is said to have been THE
TRUE QUEEN of country music.
Even though Kitty Wells was the first woman to ever chart a single
Molly was surely the first female to ever RECORD country music.

In 1939 she and her two brothers formed Skeets And Duke. And began performing
dances in Ky.
In 1940 they moved to West Virginia to join the Happy Valley Boys.
Which quickly disbanded.

The world was getting to know her as Dixie Lee and in 1941 she married Lynn Davis
whom led the Forty Niners.
In 1941 she changed her name to Molly O’ Day because there already was a Dixie Lee.
And Lynn Davis renamed his band the Cumberland Mountain Folks.

The new band was a HOT act and in 1946 the head of Acuff Rose had TWO big deals going
THEM and a man named Hiram King Williams…Hank.
They signed with Columbia Records and made their first recording on December 16th 1946.
However in 1951 to 1960 she did little recording and worked in churches.

Both Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Smithsonian Institute tried to coax her into
returning to the stage..she declined.
And in 1974 she began a Christian Radio Station.

Country Music lost her December 5th 1987.

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