Memorial Services For Kenny Baker, Jack Barlow

Kenny Baker

A memorial service is scheduled for late bluegrass fiddler Kenny Baker. The revered musician was a longtime member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys. See the full obituary.

Lance Leroy and Bobby Osborne will host the memorial service on Wed., Aug. 3 at 7 PM at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Music Valley Drive.

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Jack Barlow

Country singer Jack Barlow died July 29 after struggling with a longtime illness. He was 87.

The Illinois native had a hit in the 1960s with first release “I Love Country Music.” He went on to record four albums and release numerous singles including “Catch the Wind.” Barlow was a frequent performer at the Grand Ole Opry during this time.

By the 1970s he began singing jingles for Big Red chewing gum and others. He later voiced commercials for Busch Beer, Budweiser, Chrysler, Dollar General, Kraft, Uncle Ben’s Rice, Dodge, and Kellogg’s.

Barlow got his start in the music business as a radio DJ, following his time in the Navy during WWII.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Dianne, several children and grandchildren.

A public memorial will be held Aug. 13 from 5-9 p.m. at Harpeth Hills Memory Garden Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221.

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