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Adair County Trio 1945

By: Col. Carlis B. Wilson

Their stage name was the Adair County Trio and the artist names were Leonard, Virginia and Barbara Burton.

The Group Was High Energy!
I just last month thought it would be nice to write about a public event that I remembered in the forties but didn't know enough about this well-liked group to put together a story of their appearances in the Sparksville Community.

I could remember, they were a family group and had a very young daughter as one of the group. She was so small, they had a box for her to stand on when they performed. The group was high-energy and well-received, but the small girl was the most-remembered. Her singing was outstanding for a child of that age. I also heard this group perform on the local radio in those days.

Wish Comes True!
This week, I received a photo and message from PJ, a member of the family of The Adair County Trio. After a visit to ColumbiaMagazine.com and reading my stories, PJ requested help with memorabilia of the group.

Here is some of the message requesting help in finding memorabilia:

Carlis,

Have been reading stories on Columbia Magazine and I love it. I am from Adair County. Purdy to be exact. My mother, father and sister were stars on the local and surrounding radio stations back in the 40's and 50's. They played Renfro Valley and other spots, over a couple of decades in KY, TN, Ohio, Indiana and other states as well. Their stage name was the Adair County Trio, and the artist names were Leonard, Virginia and Barbara Burton. Leonard was the son of Lucian and Martha Belle Burton, in Little Cake.

I would love to put some memorabilia together for their children, but I have not been able to find much as I have limited availability. I was wondering if you could put a message in the magazine asking if anyone has any of their songbooks, records (78's probably), pictures, anything. If they have something and won't part with, I will settle for a copy or I am willing to pay, if they request money. Please contact: PJ Fletcher @ P.O. Box 2751 Port Aransas, Texas 78373 or my phone number is 361-749-6026 - E-mail: pjnporta@centurytel.net.
If you have any songbooks, records, or pictures of the Adair County Trio, please contact PJ at the address above, or if you have comments on the group you can post it in the comments on the page.



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Adair County Trio 1945



2003-05-05 - Adair County, KY - Photo courtesy PJ Fletcher. Stars on the local and surrounding radio stations back in the 40's and 50's, They played Renfro Valley and other spots, over a couple of decades in KY, TN, Ohio, Indiana and other states as well. Their stage name was the Adair County Trio, and the artists' names were Leonard, Virginia and Barbara Burton.
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