Country Music Hall of Fame member Mac Wiseman, 93, passed away on February 24th. Over the span of his 60-plus-year career, Wiseman released more than 50 albums, covering country and bluegrass, folk and gospel.
Among his most famous singles are “The Ballad of Davy Crockett,” “Your Best Friend and Me” and “Jimmy Brown the Newsboy.” In addition, Wiseman was one of the original members of Flatt & Scruggs’ Foggy Mountain Boys and was a member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys band. After performing on the Louisiana Hayrideradio show, Mac started to develop a following of his own as a solo artist. He began recording albums in the 1950s, and didn’t stop until shortly before his death.
Mac was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 1994. and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014. Mac was the last living original board member of the Country Music Association.
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