This periodic newsletter commemorates the lives of Faron Young and Marty Robbins.Â Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story was published in 2007 by the University of Illinois Press, and the publication goal forÂ Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins is 2012. Thanks to Gary Presley for reviewing the manuscript; I’m now cutting words to get it ready to send to a publisher.
FIRED FROM THE GRAND OLE OPRY
Both Marty and Faron experienced being “let go” by the Opry. Marty hosted the Prince Albert portion of the Opry on March 1, 1958, and was told by W. D. Kilpatrick after the show that the Opry no longer needed him. (more…)