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Jerry Rivers
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1928
Miami
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1996
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

country music musician. Born Gerald McEwen Rivers. He started playing professionally in 1945 and became a member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys around July 14, 1949. Also a member of Hank Williams, Junior's Cheatin' Hearts. In late 1974, a member of Lamar Morris' Morris Code. In 1977, toured with Bob McNett, Hillous Butrum, & Don Helms, as The Drifting Cowboy and 1989, minus McNett and Butrum, toured wtih Jett Williams, until his death. In 1977, in "That's Country" with the Drifting Cowboys. Had his own band "The Homesteaders" and released an album "THE HOMESTEADERS - A NEW FRONTIER". On albums: "Jim Owens and the Drifting Cowboys - A SALUTE TO HANK WILLIAMS - A SONG FOR US ALL", "DRIFTING COWBOYS - TRIBUTE TO HANK WILLIAMS", "DRIFTING COWBOYS - THE BEST OF HANK WILLIAMS' ORIGINALS". Recorded and performed with many Country Music Legends. In 1964, wrote, "Hank Williams-From Life to Legend".

Died from cancer 
 
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 Spouse:
  June Fuqua Rivers (1930 - ____)
 
Burial:
Spring Hill Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.23739, 86.72164
 
Created by: Donna Lee Wall
Record added: Aug 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96306893
Jerry Rivers
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