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.