Connie B. Gay
Connie Barriot Gay (August 22, 1914 – December 3, 1989) was renowned as a "founding father" and "major force" in country music. He is credited for coining the country music genre, which had previously been called hillbilly music. Gay was the founding president of the Country Music Association (CMA) and co-founder of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The CMA established the Connie B. Gay Award to recognize outstanding service to the CMA by a member not serving on the Board of Directors.
Gay was an entrepreneur who leveraged his musical insight into a profitable empire that extended his legacy into the modern era. He was responsible for discovering some of the talent that now resides in the Hall of Fame, and was himself inducted in 1980, for significant contributions as a music executive.

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Connie B. Gay Connie Barriot Gay was born in Lizard Lick, North Carolina to John William Gay and Mary Etta Ferrell Gay on August 22, 1914.
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Connie B. Gay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Connie Barriot Gay (August 22, 1914 – December 3, 1989) was renowned as a " founding father" and "major force" in country music. He is credited for coining the  ...
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Connie B. Gay - Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Connie Barriot Gay was one of country's leading entrepreneurs of the 1950s, playing a seminal role in transforming what was still called “hillbilly” music into a  ...
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Connie B. Gay | Credits | AllMusic
August 22, 1914 in Lizard Lick, NC. Died. December 4, 1989. Genre. New Age. Metadata IDs +. Rovi Music ID MN0001268489 AMG Pop ID P 187033 AMG ...
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Connie B. Gay in Caswell County, North Carolina
May 8, 2007 ... Connie Barriot Gay was born 22 August 1914 in Lizard Lick, North Carolina ( about twenty miles east of Raleigh, in Wake County). He died 4 ...
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B. Connie Barriot Gay, 22 August 1914, Lizard Lick, North Carolina, USA, d. 3 December 1989. After local education, Gay attended the State University and ...
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Country Music Hall of Famer and sausage maven Jimmy Dean dies ...
Jun 14, 2010 ... In 1956, local media king and Country Music Hall of Famer Connie B. Gay created a popular television show on WMAL TV entitled Town and ...
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May 21, 2012 ... Connie B. Gay and Phil Long. Connie B. Gay was the founder of the Country Music Association and a broadcast mogul in the Washington area.
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The CMA established the Connie B. Gay Award to recognize outstanding service to ... Gay graduated from North Carolina State University in 1935, receiving a ...
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Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline
Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline
Warren R. Hofstra, 2013
Oral history, Connie B. Gay, April 1, 1976, Library of American Broadcasting; Roy Clark's autobiography colorfully describes his experiences working for Connie B. Gay and with Jimmy Dean in My Life (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994), ...
Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley
Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley
Peter Guralnick, 1995
There's no mention of sequins, drugs, or peanut butter in this understated biography of the teenaged Elvis, a serious and worthy attempt to answer the question, "Who was this guy before he was an icon, the voice of a generation, the King?" The essential clarity and honesty of Guralnick's prose clearly limns the eager, malleable ...
The Encyclopedia of Country Music
The Encyclopedia of Country Music
2012
—Gerry Wood Connie B. Gay b. Lizard Lick, North Carolina, August 22, 1914; d. December 4, 1989 Dubbed country music's Media Magician, Connie Barriot Gay was one of country's leading entrepreneurs of the 1950s, playing a seminal role ...
Patsy Cline: The Making of an Icon
Patsy Cline: The Making of an Icon
Douglas Gomery, 2011
Her life was far better economically, but she could not yet afford to move her family out of 608 South Kent Street.42 On July 14, 1956, Connie B. Gay expanded this musical empire to include George Hamilton IV to become his Pat Boone.
Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States (American Made...
Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States (American Made...
Kip Lornell, 2012
"An authoritative and appealing introduction to the variety, evolution and staying power of vernacular music traditions in the United States." -Jeff Todd Titon, author of Early Downhome Blues, Powerhouse for God, and Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes"In this expanded and updated new edition Kip Lornell leads the reader on a delightful a...
Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and ...
Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and ...
Kip Lornell, 2012
He was elected into the Country Music Association's Hall of Fame in 1980 and what was initially called the CMA\Founding Presidents Award became the Connie B. Gay Award in 1988 and is widely considered to be the organization's most ...
Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline
Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline
Ellis Nassour, 2008
This memorable biography of one of country music's most enduring legends is a revised abridgment of Patsy Cline , published in 1981. According to Nassour, Cline (1932-1963) was the first woman to demonstrate that country music could appeal to a wide audience. Bold and ambitious, she was a free-living, earthy performer whom producers sometimes ...
Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline (Updated ...
Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline (Updated ...
Ellis Nassour, 2008
“It was sixty dollars and eighteen cents a week, double for TV,“ Gay explained. “ Jimmy made twice as much. But I paid the regulars on both shows an average of fifty dollars a day for a six-day week.“ “Connie B. Gay, Mr. Generosity himself!
Bluegrass: A HISTORY 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (Music in American Life)
Bluegrass: A HISTORY 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (Music in American Life)
Neil V. Rosenberg, 2005
Rosenberg's book is the publisher's second excellent bluegrass history in two years. Robert Cantwell's Bluegrass Breakdown ( LJ 5/15/84) was a scholarly study of the music and its cultural roots, while this one expands the reader's appreciation by focusing on the performers. There is considerable overlap, of course, as both auth...
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(Click Photograph for Larger Image)Connie Barriot Gay was born 22 August 1914 in Lizard Lick, North Carolina (about twenty miles east of Raleigh, in Wake County). He died 4 December 1989.
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Young kids reacting to viral videos of gay wedding proposals
Kids aged 5 to 13 are shown viral videos of gay wedding proposals and then asked what they think about it. Adorable and fascinating video.
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When Ex-Gay Therapy is Actually Ex-Trans Therapy, and the Problems It Causes | Care2 Causes
You may have heard that a family is suing New Jersey to put their child through ex-gay therapy. What you might not have realized from the media reports on this story is that the child in question is probably a straight trans girl.
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Advance Indiana: Coats Argues That Protecting Gays From Employment Discrimination Infringes On Employers' Religious Freedom
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On This Day #17 – Scotty Stoneman : Bluegrass Today
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Hawaii Senate Passes Bill To Legalize Gay Marriage
By Treena Shapiro HONOLULU, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Hawaii's state Senate approved legislation on Wednesday to legalize same-sex marriage in a state long popular as a wedding and honeymoon destination, voting overwhelmingly to repeal a voter-approved constitutional amendment banning gay matrimony. The 20-4 vote in favor of the bill, with three Democrats joining the state Senate's lone Republican to oppose the measure, came two days after the start of a special session called by Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie to take up the legislation. One senator was absent for the vote. If the bill is approved, as expected, by the state House of Representatives - where Democrats outnumber Republicans 44-7 - Hawaii would become the 15th vote to make it legal for gay and lesbian couples to wed. A House committee is expected to hold a hearing on the measure on Thursday.
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BackinMemphis: Cowboy Jack Clement & RCA Studio B
Pat Boone, Cowboy, and Chet Atkins Jack Clement Newsletter December Question: Ron from Nashville, TN asked: Do you have any favorite stories, memories, or interesting notes associated with RCA Studio B from the recordings you produced there? I have a lot of memories of working and playing in RCA Studio B. The first time I recorded there I was working at Sun Records in Memphis.
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Boot Hill: RIP Billy Grammar
BENTON - Billy Grammer, a Benton native and legendary country musician, died early Wednesday morning. He was 85.
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Grand Ole Opry member Billy Grammer Dies at 85 | GAC News & Notes
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