Hillbilly-Music.com—The People. The Music. The History.
Coon Creek Girls
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame (2004)
WLS National Barn Dance

About the Group

About The Group

A unique group in its time and day. All female. John Lair told Lily May Ledford to put together an all-female band for the Renfro Valley Barn Dance. So, these native Kentuckians got together and formed a group.

Their big break came when in June of 1939, the White House invited them to perform their songs for the King and Queen of England.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Lily May Ledford, banjo
  • Opal Ambergy, bass fiddle
  • Bertha Ambergy, fiddle
  • Rosy Ledford
  • Susan Ledford, guitar, and youngest of the Ledford sisters

Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  9113 A Sowing On The Mountain
Renfro Valley
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  2001/2002 B What Do I Do With The Baby-O / Jim Along Josie
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  04354 B Poor Naomi Wise
  04413 A Little Birdie
  04413 B Banjo Pickin' Girl
  04504 A Lulu Lee
  04504 B Soldier And The Lady
  04659 A Flowers Blooming In The Wildwood
  04659 B Pretty Polly