Jake Landers

Born: 8/14/1938 Town Creek, AL

He is a musician, a singer, a songwriter and a performer. He is recognized nationally and worldwide as one of Bluegrass music's premier songwriters having penned such bluesgrass classics as "Secret Of The Waterfall", "The Girl I Love," and "The Last Request". His crossover hit "Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine", sold in excess of 22 million copies for the Kentucky Headhunters. Jake's tunes have been performed or recorded by almost every bluegrass band down through the years, including bluegrass greats such as Bill Monroe, The Country Gentlemen, The Osborne Brothers, Jim & Jessie, Vassar Clements and the Bluegrass Cardinals. Landers put together his own band in 1956 called the Dixie Gentlemen. Landers played with Bill Monroe's legendary Blue Grass Boys in the 60s, playing the Grand Ole Opry every Friday and Saturday night.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

Jake is a musician, a singer, a songwriter and a performer. He is recognized nationally and worldwide as one of Bluegrass music's premier songwriters having penned such bluegrass classics as "Secret of the Waterfall", "The Girl I Love", and "The Last Request". His crossover hit "Walk Softly On This Heart of Mine", sold in excess of 22 million copies for the Kentucky Headhunters. Jake's tunes have been performed or recorded by almost every bluegrass band down through the years, including bluegrass greats such as Bill Monroe, The Country Gentlemen, The Osborne Brothers, Jim & Jessie, Vassar Clements and the Bluegrass Cardinals.

Source: Jake Landers

Jake Landers Band | Free Music, Tour Dates, Photos, Videos

More info: Alabama Music Hall of Fame | DIXIE GENTLEMEN

Landers tapped for bluegrass hall | TimesDaily.com | The Times Daily | Florence, AL

Landers, bluegrass friends back at the Ritz | TimesDaily.com | The Times Daily | Florence, AL

Authorized Bootleg - Live (Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio 5/13/1990), Kentucky Headhunters

Listen: Amazon.com: Full Circle: Vassar Clements: MP3 Downloads

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Listen: Authorized Bootleg - Live (Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio 5/13/1990) by Kentucky Headhunters - Download Authorized Bootleg - Live (Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio 5/13/1990) on iTunes

Listen: Amazon.com: Kentucky Headhunters: Songs, Albums, Pictures, Bios

Video: YouTube - The Dixie Gentlemen - I Don't Like To Fly

 

 

 

 

 

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