The Delmore Brothers


Alton and Rabon Delmore of Elkmont, Al. created many songs which have inspired modern artists such as Mark Knopfler, and Emmylou Harris.

The brothers began recording in 1931, and released over three hundred recordings on Columbia, Bluebird, Decca, King and Acme records. They are credited with introducing boogie to country music, helped Roy Acuff break into the business, and formed the gospel quartet, The Browns Ferry Four.

They wrote over 1500 songs including "Blues Stay Away From Me," "Beautiful Brown Eyes," "Midnight Special," and "Browns Ferry Blues". They joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1931 and remained until 1938. Rabon died Dec. 4, 1952, and Alton died June 8, 1964.

The Delmore Brothers are a 1989 Lifework Award for Performing Achievement recipient.

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Sources:
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Updated: January 18, 2002