Country performer and businessman. Born May 31, 1922. Died January 15, 1995. Full name: John Victor Willis. With his brothers, Guy and Skeeter, performed as the Oklahoma Wranglers and later the Willis Brothers. Popular Grand Ole Opry performer until his death.
(1 hour, 36 minutes)
Willis Brothers member, Vic Willis talks about the music business. Discussion includes their 1946 start on the Grand Ole Opry; their 1946 recording sessions for Hank Williams; their 1946 Sterling recordings; their recording studio work; the start of their music career; comments on changes in the country music industry; comments on the Association of Country Entertainers (ACE) organization; and memories of their work in the commercial jingle business.