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Friday, May 20, 2022

Precious Moments - The Blue Sky Boys


Precious Moments

Country-Sacred Bluegrass-Western-Old Time
International From Nashville, Tennessee
The Musical Heart Of America
Presents Precious Moments
With The Blue Sky Boys
Bill & Earl Bolick
Starday Records SLP 269

From the back cover: Bill and Earl wanted for many years to make an album of their most requested sacred songs. During August of 1963 they each gave up part of their vacation and came to the Starday Studios in Nashville to pick and sing together again after being out of the entertainment field for over 12 years. This album is the result.

Bill and Earl Bolick, who are brothers, were born and raised in and around Hickory, North Carolina. They started their entertainment careers at a radio station in Nashville, North Carolina in 1935. They later performed over radio stations in Atlanta, Georgia; Raleigh, North Carolina; Shreveport, Louisiana and various other stations throughout the South.

During World War II they both saw plenty of action in the U.S. Armed Forces. Bill saw action in the Philippines and Okinawa. Earl participated in the invasion of Normandy, the jump across the Rhine and the Battle Of The Bulge, as a paratrooper. Both boys needed their faith during these trying times.

In 1951, the boys decided to leave the entertainment field. Earl, who married in 1946, now lives with his wife and 2 children in Tucker, Georgia. Bill, who married in 1957, and his wife, now make their home in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Although they have not performed together for over 12 years, they found when they were together again that they could still make the same wonderful country harmony and music as before. With high fidelity sound equipment it is possible to bring back once again the wonderful music of the Blue Sky Boys on this outstanding collection of sacred songs.

We believe this album will bring a blessing to all who hear it and we invite Country Music fans throughout the world to share a few "Precious Moments" of sacred singing with the Blue Sky Boys. – Don Pierce, Starday Studios

Radio Station S-A-V-E-D
Why Should You Be Troubled And Sad
Precious Moments
My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Come To The Savior
The Promise Of The Lord
The Last Mile Of The Way
God Is Still On The Throne
The ABC Song
Boat Of Life
Whispering Hope

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