Sunny Mountain Boys

The Sunny Mountain Boys is a band name once associated with Jimmy Martin and the Osborne Brothers but which remained with Jimmy Martin when that act split up. The classic Sunny Mountain Boys, one of the tightest bluegrass bands ever, had Jimmy on guitar and lead vocals, Paul Williams on mandolin and tenor, and J.D. Crowe on banjo and baritone vocals. Other prominent graduates of the Sunny Mountain Boys include Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Gloria Belle, Vernon Derrick, Paul Craft, Bill Yates, Audie Blaylock, Kenny Ingram, Vic Jordan, Johnny Dacus, Earl Taylor, and many others.

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