Weldon Myrick

Weldon Myrick (born Weldon Merle Myrick; April 10, 1938 – June 2, 2014) was an American steel guitar player.

Myrick was born in Jayton, Texas. His debut came in 1964, when he played on the #1 country hit "Once a Day" by Connie Smith. She would call Myrick "the guy who was responsible for creating the Connie Smith sound."

In the late of the 1960s, he joined Bobby Thompson and Charlie McCoy to form Area Code 615.

He was also a member of the group of session musicians in the Nashville, Tennessee-based group The Nashville A-Team. They backed many singers, Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves, Bob Dylan, Moon Mullican, Jerry Lee Lewis, to name a few.

He died in 2014, at the age of 76, after suffering a stroke.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 10th, 1939 (Jayton), Died June 2nd, 2014 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: steel guitar

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 16241 10/30/1972 Rockin' chair Dobie Gray instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 16242 10/30/1972 City stars-1 Dobie Gray instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 16243 10/31/1972 Now that I'm without you Dobie Gray instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 16244 10/31/1972 The time I love you the most Dobie Gray instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 16245 10/31/1972 Sweet lovin' woman Dobie Gray instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 16246 11/1/1972 Caddo queen Dobie Gray instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 16247 11/1/1972 L.A. lady-1 Dobie Gray instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 16248 11/2/1972 Lay back Billy Gray instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 16249 11/2/1972 We had it all-1 Billy Gray instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 16250 11/2/1972 Drift away-1 Billy Gray instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 16266 11/3/1972 Eddie's song Dobie Gray instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 16267 11/3/1947 Country livin' Dobie Gray instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 16522 8/10/1971 Color me lonely Osborne Brothers instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 16523 8/10/1971 Take me home, country roads Osborne Brothers instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 16524 8/10/1971 Tears are no stranger-1 Osborne Brothers instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 16578 9/28/1971 Tomorrow never comes Osborne Brothers instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 16579 9/28/1971 Sometimes you just can't win-1 Osborne Brothers instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 16580 9/28/1971 Shelly's Winter love Osborne Brothers instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 16587 10/8/1971 I wonder why you said goodbye Osborne Brothers instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 16588 10/8/1971 Tunnel of your mind-1 Osborne Brothers instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 16589 10/8/1971 Eight more miles to Louisville Osborne Brothers instrumentalist, steel guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Myrick, Weldon," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107982.

Myrick, Weldon. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107982.

"Myrick, Weldon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107982

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