Howdeeeeeee, This is Nina
Thornton, the Mayor of Hardy. Well, I just have to say that if
you missed our first Wilburn Brothers Tribute you missed a
really GREAT TIME, but good news, the event will be on again
I was privileged to enjoy the
company of Mrs. Geraldine (Wilburn) Grisham, the sister of the
Wilburn Brothers, who by the way, confirmed my favorite story that
their Dad sent a catalog order to Sears and Roebuck for their very
first musical instruments. World famous steel guitarist Don Helms
and the Malpass Brothers gave a performance that made me fell like
I had stepped back to a time when Teddy and Doyle themselves were
just 17. We had a big turn out and the crowd was more than pleased
with the proof being in the form of enthusiastic applause and the
compliments that just keep rolling in.
Jacky and Roger True sang songs
of the Wilburn Brothers and little Leslie Wilburn delighted us
all with his impromptu fiddling performance.
I feel very privileged to have
met the Wilburn family and the fans from Mississippi that helped
make this night one to remember for years to come.
Don't forget, your always
welcome in Hardy Arkansas, like no other town in the Ozarks.
Arkansas, May 26, 2007
Legendary Country Music stars of
television, radio, recording and publishing, "The Wilburn Brothers"
(Teddy and Doyle) were honored posthumously for their significant
contributions to the Country Music Industry with a musical tribute
by their hometown during the annual Hardy Arkansas Good Old Days
Weekend. The tribute was held in downtown Hardy on May 26th. Family
members, old friends and fans of the Wilburns attended the 1st
The Legendary Don Helms