DELMORE, RABON (1916-1952)

Rabon played four-string tenor guitar and sang most of the harmony for the Delmore Brothers. He wrote “Hillbilly Boogie,” which heavily influenced the later rockabilly movement. Along with his brother Alton, he was elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1989, the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, and received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the IBMA in 2014.

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