Stoney Cooper

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Birthday
16, 1918
Birthplace
Harman, WV
Death Date
Mar 22, 1977 (58)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1918
Birthplace
Harman, WV
Death Date
Mar 22, 1977 (58)

About

American country music artist and fiddler who was a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He released popular singles, including "There's a Big Wheel," which charted at #3.

Before Fame

He was a member of the Leary Family Singers when he was in high school. His connection to the Appalachian Mountains helped shape his sound.

Trivia

He was once a cast member of WWVA Jamboree in 1947.

Family Life

He married Wilma Lee Leary in 1939 and they had a daughter named Carol. Together they became one of the most popular country music acts from the 1940s until the 1960s.

Associated With

He signed a record contract in 1948 with the help of Fred Rose.