Billy Wayne Grammer (August 28, 1925 – August 10, 2011) was an American country music singer and accomplished guitar player. He recorded the million-selling "Gotta Travel On", which made it onto both the country and pop music charts in 1959. Grammer would become a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, eventually designing, and marketing his namesake guitar after co-founding a guitar company, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 28, 1925 (Benton), Died August 10, 2011 (Benton)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1961 - 1965
Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 70 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||NA 11407||1/13/1961||(There's a) Rainbow 'round my shoulder||Billy Grammer||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 11408||1/13/1961||Columbus stockade blues||Billy Grammer||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 11566||5/29/1961||Have a drink on me||Billy Grammer||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 11567||5/29/1961||Finger||Billy Grammer||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 11737||9/27/1961||Save your tears||Billy Grammer||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 11738||9/27/1961||I'd like to know why||Billy Grammer||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 11739||9/27/1961||Living on love||Billy Grammer||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 11744||10/3/1961||Face to face||Billy Grammer||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 11745||10/3/1961||The uncloudy day||Billy Grammer||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 11746||10/3/1961||At Calvary||Billy Grammer||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 11747||10/3/1961||Beautiful isle of somewhere||Billy Grammer||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 11748||10/3/1961||The old rugged cross||Billy Grammer||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 11749||10/3/1961||Did you think to pray||Billy Grammer||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 11750||10/3/1961||What a friend we have in Jesus||Billy Grammer||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 11751||10/3/1961||There is power in the blood||Billy Grammer||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 11752||10/3/1961||Whispering hope||Billy Grammer||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 11753||10/3/1961||God will take care of you||Billy Grammer||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 11754||10/3/1961||Drifting too far from the shore||Billy Grammer||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 11755||10/8/1961||Life's railway to heaven||Billy Grammer||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 11956||3/19/1962||I'm looking high and low||Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 11957||3/19/1962||Go on home||Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 11958||3/19/1962||Try me one more time||Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 11986||3/29/1962||He ain't my buddy no more||Billy Grammer||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 11987||3/29/1962||Blue roller rink||Billy Grammer||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 11988||3/29/1962||Old foolish me||Billy Grammer||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grammer, Billy," accessed December 7, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203941.
Grammer, Billy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203941.
"Grammer, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 7 December 2022.
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