The winners are Cecelia Chilton & Andy Bing
Additional Bowden Comments
Mac Wiseman did about all that could be done in hillbilly, country and bluegrass music. I’m so glad he produced an autobiography in the last few years of his life so we could learn a bunch of the tidbits in his memory. For instance, he was there when Martha White DEMANDED that the Opry bring on Flatt & Scruggs, lest they remove their sponsorship!! Mac reported the meeting in his book. Roy Acuff was called on to chair the meeting! Bill Monroe had prevented their induction to the Opry (because they quit the Blue Grass Boys and started competing with him), so all eyes were on Bill to relent. As Mac reports it, they let Bill “save face” by volunteering the poor Curly Seckler (F&S’ mandolinist) would never play a mandolin break on the Opry stage! So Monroe relented. Can you imagine?!
Plus of course, he was a WONDERFUL, warm singer — a real balladeer. RIP Mac.