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DEFORD BAILEY: A LEGEND LOST Photos of DeFord Bailey Courtesy of, L-R: Dennis Wile; Les Leverett; David Morton
 
TIMELINE
BIOGRAPHY
MUSIC

BIOGRAPHY
EARLY YEARS | OPRY YEARS | POST-OPRY YEARS

Early Years
Growing up in Smith County
Moving to Nashville

Opry Years
Getting on the Opry
Playing on the Opry
Going on Tour
Leaving the Opry

Post-Opry Years
The Shoeshine Business
The New Music Scene
The Finale

 

DeFord: "If I don't blow my harp, I hurt. God put that on me to make me play. He wanted me to use my talent."
DeFord Bailey: PHOTO COURTESY OF LES LEVERETT

 

 

 

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