In Memory of Lloyd and Kelly - January 11, 2012
From Left to Right: Eddie Stubbs, Kelly, Dewel Bullington,Gerald, Haskell, Lloyd, William
Kelly McCormick, a member of the popular 1950s bluegrass band, The McCormick Brothers, died January 8 at the age of 76, in Westmoreland, Tenn. Best remembered for their first release on Hickory Records in 1954, “Red Hen Boogie,” a Louvin Brothers composition, the McCormick Brothers recorded around 30 sides for the label during the 1950s. The McCormick Brothers did weekly live radio shows for about a dozen years on WHIN in Gallatin, Tenn. and were extremely popular on a regional level. The majority of their work was at dances from the 1950s-70s, many of which they sponsored themselves in the area around where they lived 50 miles northeast of Nashville. During the mid and late 1950s, the McCormick Brothers were frequently ranked in Billboard magazine’s annual disc jockey poll, on the list of favorite small country and western groups. The act also won a Cash Box magazine award. The McCormick Brothers had the first bluegrass recording of “Bugle Call Rag” in 1955, with Benny Martin playing fiddle on the track.
Resources: Sheila Nichols, Eddie Stubbs
|James Lloyd McCormick, age 81, of Dutch Creek Road in Westmoreland, TN, passed away Friday, April 8, 2005. Funeral services were held Monday, April 11, 2005, 11 a.m. at Providence General Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Emery and Bro. Bobby Sutton officiating. Burial was in Roberts Tabernacle Cemetery. He was the son of the late William Richard and Mary Tula Lyles McCormick. He played bluegrass music for over 55 years with the McCormick Bros. Bluegrass Band, played on the Grand Ole Opry and toured with numerous Grand Ole Opry stars, recorded music at Acme Records for two years, with Hickory Records for 8 years and Metro Media Records for 1 year. He is survived by three brothers, Haskell McCormick & William Harold McCormick, both of Bethpage, Gerald Lee McCormick, Hendersonville; a sister, Louise Troutt of Gallatin. He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Kelly McCormick. Anderson & Woodard Funeral Home in Westmoreland, TN, was in charge of arrangements.|
Dewel Layne Bullington, 78, of Portland