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THE CHESTNUT GROVE QUARTET

  • From Washington County (southwestern), Virginia.
  • Formed shortly after World War II at the Chestnut Grove Methodist Church.
  • An acapella gospel quartet (no instruments), they influenced such bluegrass artists as Ralph Stanley and Doyle Lawson. For 30 years, they had a radio show on WBBI, Abingdon, Virginia (mid 50’s to the mid 80’s).
  • Original members: Archie Reynolds, Jim Nunley, Gale Webb, Bill Nunley. Reynolds died in 1962 and was replaced by Ray Roe.
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