Around mid-1953, Billy Brown was a member of the Special Services
Division of the U.S. Army and spent much of his time entertaining
troops at Camp Rucker, Alabama and nearby towns.
At the same time, he was doing a weekly Saturday morning show over
radio station WIRB out of Enterprise, Alabama, a town just west of Dothan
and a bit southeast of Montgomery.
The article we found mentioned he was 23 years old in 1953, making his birth
date about 1930. They said he had started singing and learning
musical instruments when he was just eight years old.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 24; June 1953; American Folk Publications, Inc.;