Roy Drusky added to every day playlist on KWBC.FM
Roy Frank Drusky Jr., (June 22, 1930 – September 23, 2004) was an American country music singer popular from the 1960s through the early 1970s. Known for his baritone voice, he was known for incorporating the Nashville sound. His highest-charting single was the No. 1 “Yes Mr. Peters”, a duet with Priscilla Mitchell.
Drusky was born in 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia. His mother, a church organist, had tried for years to get her son into music as a child, but he was focused more on sports. Originally planning to become a baseball player, he began his music career in the early 1950s performing on a Decatur, Georgia radio station. He began singing while in the US Navy during the 1940s, and later attended Emory University and studied veterinary medicine. During this time, he also played country music with a group he founded, the Southern Ranch Boys.
Drusky also worked as a disc jockey. In 1953, he signed with Starday Records; the first single he released was called “Such a Fool”. That same year, he joined the Grand Ole Opry. A couple of years later, he recorded for Columbia Records, but none of his work gained much success.
Faron Young, a well-known country singer, helped Drusky’s career by recording his songs. Two songs he wrote, “Alone With You” and “Country Girl”, Young turned into No. 1 country hits. After that, Drusky moved on to Decca Records.
We have just added 20 of Roy’s songs to the play list. Listen in!