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Mac Wiseman
Born:  May 23, 1925
Died:  February 24, 2019
Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame (1994)
Bluegrass Hall of Honor (1993)
Country Music Hall of Fame (2014)
Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame (1977)
KWKH Louisiana Hayride
KWTO Ozark Jubilee
Town Hall Party
WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance
WSB Barn Dance
WSM Grand Ole Opry
WWVA Original Jamboree
WRVA Richmond, VA

About The Artist

Mac was known as one of the friendliest folks around. Mac has had a long illustrious career that we'll be adding to as we go along here. We'll tell you this personal note that one album he did with Lester Flatt perhaps in the mid 1970's was played to death by us with some of the best bluegrass sounds around.

Mac was a native of Virginia, from the foot of White Top Mountain, born near Crimora. He grew up in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. From that kind of atmosphere, he grew up learning the traditional folk music from the farmers, from church and traveling gospel singers. His first guitar was a $3.98 mail order one and after he learned to play it, he began down the road of entertaining the folks at parties, gatherings and fairs.

Mac won a radio amateur contest that managed to get him a job on the radio on Saturday nights at a station in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He was working other jobs besides entertaining folks then so he could put aside some money and took a course in radio announcing and then came back to the station to do weekend work.

While he was at the Old Dominion Barn Dance in the mid-1950s, he had also appeared regularly on the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, Louisiana, Knoxville, Tennessee's Tennessee Barn Dance and WSM's Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. It was while he was appearing on the Louisiana Hayride that Dot Records heard him and signed him to a recording contract.

Appearance History This Month

July 4, 1965

Park Rapids, MN
Mac Wiseman

July 16, 1965

Lindsay, ON
Mac Wiseman

July 17, 1965

New Castle, PA
Mac Wiseman

July 25, 1965

Dayton, OH
Mac Wiseman

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1062 A Tis Sweet To Be Remembered
  1062 B Are You Coming Back To Me
  1075 A Little White Church
  1075 B I'm A Stranger
  1091 A I Still Write Your Name In The Sand
  1091 B Four Walls Around Me
  1092 A Georgia Waltz
  1092 B Dreaming Of A Little Cabin
  1115 A You're The Girl Of My Dreams
  1115 B I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
  1126 A Fire In My Heart
  1126 B Going To See My Baby
  1131 A By The Side Of The Road
  1131 B Waiting For The Boys
  1146 A Six More Miles
  1146 B It's Goodbye And So Long To You
  1150 A Shackles And Chains
  1150 B Going Like Wildfire
  1158 A You're Sweeter Than The Honey
  1158 B Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die
  1168 A Crazy Blues
  1168 B Rainbow In The Valley
  1173 A You'd Better Wake Up
  1173 B I'd Rather Die Young
  1182 A Let Me Borrow Your Heart For Just Tonight
  1182 B Remembering
  1191 A The Waltz You Saved For Me
  1191 B Love Letters In The Sand
  1192 A Dreams Of Mother And Home
  1192 B Reveille In Heaven
  1194 A I Haven't Got The Right To Love You
  1194 B My Little Home In Tennessee
  1202 A I Saw Your Face In The Moon
  1202 B You Can't Judge A Book
  1224 A I Love You Best Of All
  1224 B Keep On The Sunny Side
  1230 A Don't Blame It All On Me
  1230 B I Didn't Know
  1236 A When I Get The Money Made
  1236 B The Little Church In The Valley
  1240 A The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
  1240 B Danger! Heartbreak Ahead
  1262 A The Kentuckian Song
  1262 B Wabash Cannonball
  1266 A Fire Ball Mail
  1266 B When The Roses Bloom Again
  1273 A Camptown Races
  1273 B I Hear You Knocking
  1276 A These Hands
  1276 B I'm Eatin' High On The Hog
  1282 A Meanest Blues In The World
  1282 B Be Good Baby
  1285 A Smilin' Through
  1285 B I'm Drifting Back To Dreamland
  16980 A Little Bird

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