This beautiful hardbound book is printed in color and contains 175 pages that chronicle the lives of the Phelps
Brothers: Norman, Willie & Earl. Written by Willie’s daughter, it is full of photographs, letters,contracts and
personal memories. Join the brothers as they leave their home in Virginia in 1936 in searchof fame and fortune.
Share their adventures as they:
Journey to N.Y. and become Decca recording artist,
Join Ray Whitley and become the Six-Bar Cowboys,
Hit the rodeo circuit from Madison Square Garden to the Texas Centennial in Dallas,
Perform for President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Head to Hollywood and perform in over 20 western films with Tex Ritter, Lou Gehrig, George O’Brien and
Become Tom Mix’s gang members, and perform with Gene Autry.
Find out how Willie might have become “Roy Rogers,” and who really wrote “I’m Back in
the Saddle Again”
Share their experiences as they return to Virginia, resume their radio career and personal appearances and acquire
a club that boasts the largest dance floor on the east coast. They name it, Fernwood Farms, and build a recording studio on
the 85 acre property. Guest include Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Patsy Cline, Jimmy Dean and a young Elvis Presley.
When TV. arrives on the scene, they are there.
Prolific songwriters, their songs are recorded by Jim Reeves, Ernest Tubb, Ronnie Milsap, Skeeter Davis &
Read how Willie starts a new career at film festivals after the death of his brothers and how the Phelps Brothers
gain entry into the Library of Congress, Western Swing Hall of Fames, and most recently the Legends of Music Walk of Fame
in Norfolk, Va.
Although Willie joins his brothers in 2004, the Phelps Brothers continue to be remembered at festivals and tributes.
Read about the many contributions these pioneers have made to country music through their songs, their films and their lives
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