William D. Killen

William Doyce “Buddy” Killen (November 13, 1932 – November 1, 2006) was an American record producer and music publisher, and a former owner of Trinity Broadcasting Network and Tree International Publishing, the largest country music publishing business, before he sold it to CBS Records in 1989. He was also the owner of Killen Music Group, involved with more diverse genres of music, such as pop and rap.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 13, 1932, Died November 1, 2006

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, vocalist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 3425 1/28/1955 Wait a little longer please Jesus-1 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Decca NA 3426 1/28/1955 Let the light shine down on me Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  


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