On this day February 28, 1927

Born on this day in New Brockton, Alabama was Don Helms a steel guitarist best known as the steel guitar player of Hank Williams’ Drifting Cowboys. Helms was a featured musician on over 100 Hank Williams recordings and went on to play on many classic country hits, including Patsy Cline’s Walking After Midnight, Stonewall Jacksons Waterloo, the Louvin Brothers Cash on the Barrelhead, Lefty Frizzells Long Black Veil and Loretta Lynns Blue Kentucky Girl. He died on August 11, 2008.
Source: This Day in Country

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