Joe Earl Stuart, Jr

Joe Earl Stuart, Jr

Birth
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Death 13 Sep 1987 (aged 59)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Goodlettsville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 7438722 · View Source
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Bluegrass Musician. One of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. His first musical gig was on Knoxville's Cas Walker radio show. He then worked with Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs's Foggy Mountain Boys. He then joined up with Bill Monroe at the Grand Ole Opry as one of the Bluegrass Boys. He knew how to play practically every bluegrass instrument, but due to a collarbone injury at the time, he was a fill-in mandolin player. However, he recorded with Bill Monroe on all the other instruments. At one point he tried professional stock car racing, and although he had won fairly at Talladega, he was disqualified by the race officials. His last wish was that Bill Monroe sing all 25 verses of "John Henry" at his funeral - and sure enough, Bill did.

Bio by: Heather from VA


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  • Originally Created by: Heather from VA
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7438722
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Earl Stuart, Jr (7 Feb 1928–13 Sep 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7438722, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .