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Kirk McGee

December 18, 1973 OH115 65 min.


Country performer. Born November 4, 1899. Died October 24, 1983. Career active 1920s-early 1970s. With his brother Sam (born May 1, 1894; died August 21, 1975) formed the McGee Brothers. Longtime Grand Ole Opry stars, they backed Uncle Dave Macon on stage and in the recording studio. In the 1930s they teamed with Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith to form to Dixieliners.

Interview Summary

1973 December 18
(1 hour, 5 minutes)
Country performer Kirk McGee recalls his career as part of the McGee Brothers. Discussion includes his childhood; working with Uncle Dave Macon; memories of the early Grand Ole Opry; working with Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith & the Dixieliners; experiences performing with his brother, Sam and comments on Sam’s career; memories of performers from the early years of country music, including Roy Acuff; and an overview of his career.

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