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Bob Ferguson

Robert Bruce Ferguson (December 30, 1927 – July 22, 2001) was an American country music songwriter and record producer who was instrumental in establishing Nashville, Tennessee as a center of country music. He was also a movie producer, and Choctaw Indian historian. Ferguson is best known for writing the bestselling songs "On the Wings of a Dove" and "The Carroll County Accident". The "Carroll County Accident" won the Country Music Association Song of the Year in 1969. In 1983 "Wings of a Dove" was featured in the movie Tender Mercies starring Robert Duvall. In 1987, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) awarded Ferguson with the "million air" plays for the "Wings of a Dove."

The country song "Carroll County Accident", recorded by Porter Wagoner, made No. 2 on the Billboard country singles chart (No. 92 pop) and No. 1 on the Cash Box country singles chart. The tune was also recorded by Wagoner's longtime duet partner Dolly Parton. Ferguson married twice, first to Harvie June Van (1950s/60s) then to Martha Jean Lewis (1970 to 2001).

Birth and Death Data: Born December 30th, 1927, Died July 22nd, 2001

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-036630 10-in. 5/1/1939 Lavender cowboy Big Cypress Boys ; Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ferguson, Bob," accessed December 2, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100431.

Ferguson, Bob. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100431.

"Ferguson, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 2 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100431

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