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Remembering Country Music Hall of Fame Member Mac Wiseman

The Country Music Hall of Fame lost its second member in less than a week on Sunday (February 24, 2019) with the death of Mac Wiseman at the age of 93.  Fred Foster had previously passed away on February 20.

Along with the Country Hall, Wiseman was also a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

Wiseman started his musical career as a member of the Cumberland Mountain Folks with Molly O'Day and joined the Foggy Mountain Boys when Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs quit the band.

His first single was released in 1951, "'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered" and had two top ten country hits with "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" (1955) and "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy" (1959).

Wiseman was a co-founder of the Country Music Association (CMA) and the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Here is a collection of some of Wiseman's best recordings:

'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered (1951)

The Ballad of Davy Crockett (1955)

Jimmy Brown the Newsboy (1959)

Johnny's Cash and Charley's Pride (1969)

My Blue Heaven (with Woody Herman) (1979)

Shackles and Chains (with the Osborne Brothers) (1979)