About the author: Tom Wilmeth earned a PhD in literature from Texas A&M University. He has written on Hank Williams and bob Wills as well as on
Shakespeare, William Faulkner, and mark Twain. Wilmeth has been publishing reviews and commentary on American music since 1972. Currently an Associate Professor of English at Concordia University Wisconsin at Mequon, Wilmeth teaches an annual seminar on the History of Country Music.
1998 0-7734-8255-5 Bill Malone, noted historian and author of Country Music USA, calls the Louvin Brothers ‘the most important vocal duet in the history of country music’. This book pays tribute to the Louvins, placing their music in perspective and context. The author conducted extensive interviews with Mr. Charlie Louvin, the surviving brother, and other sources include interviews with Chet Atkins, Don Everly, and Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires. Country singer Emmylou Harris speaks of the great influence the Louvins had on her late vocal partner, country-rock pioneer Gram parsons. The Louvins toured extensively with Elvis Presley in 1956, at the height of his career.