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 Jerry Rivers

Jerry Rivers

Birth
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Death 4 Oct 1996 (aged 68)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 96306893 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Donna Lee and David Wall
  • Added: 31 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96306893
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jerry Rivers (25 Aug 1928–4 Oct 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96306893, citing Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Donna Lee and David Wall (contributor 46909858) .