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Tommy Jackson
Birth: Mar. 31, 1926
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1979
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Musician. Considered by many in the country music industry to be the first great Nashville session fiddler. In the 1950’s and 60’s he appeared on records by Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, Ray Price and George Jones to name a few. Touring with Johnny Wright and Kitty Wells at age 12 and making regular appearances on the Grand Ole Opry by 17 made him one of the youngest country musicians at the time. Tired of the grind of the road Jackson formed the first Nashville studio “A-team” with Zeke Turner, Jerry Byrd and Louis Innis. Recording with Hank Williams in 1947 he can be credited with the famous fiddle intro for “I Saw The Light” and later the backing for “Lovesick Blues.” His double-stop back-up technique which was later called the “walking fiddle” style became so popular with other fiddlers that by the 1970’s he had a hard time getting studio work. His death in 1979 was largely overlooked by the industry that he helped define. He was a veteran of WWII and awarded four Bronze Stars and a Air Medal serving as a tail gunner on a B-29.  (bio by: Kim Inboden) 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Companion Garden A
GPS (lat/lon): 36.11451, -86.76144
 
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Originally Created by: Kim Inboden
Record added: Oct 25, 2005
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Tommy Jackson
Added by: Kim Inboden
 
Tommy Jackson
Added by: Kim Inboden
 
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