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CHARLIE MOORE (AND HIS DIXIE PARTNERS)

  • From Piedmont, South Carolina; later, Richmond, Virginia.
  • Began performing at age 17 (1952) with his group The Dixie Partners
  • 1960, formed a partnership with Bill Napier and performed as Moore and Napier throughout most of the sixties, recording several albums for King Records. They were famous for their truck driving songs which got heavy juke-box play.
  • 1969, re-formed The Dixie Partners and recorded several more albums for Old Homestead and Leather Records.
  • As a songwriter, he is best known for songs like “Kentucky Girl” (recorded by Larry Sparks) and “The Legend of the Rebel Soldier” (recorded by the Country Gentlemen), a song based on the life of his great grandfather.
  • Had his own TV show in the Greenville-Spartanburg, SC region. Also was a country DJ.
  • 1979, died at the age of 44.

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