Jerry Byrd (March 9, 1920 - April 11, 2005) was a highly acclaimed steel guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music publishing executive who became famous beginning in the 1950s. His best known songs include his Top 20 instrumental rendition of the traditional pop standard, "Harbor Lights" (1950). Byrd can be heard on numerous recordings by such artists as Patsy Cline, Red Foley, Ernest Tubb, and Hank Williams. He was inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 1978.
Best known songs (with years) include:
Pop charts debut year: 1950
Years active: 1935-2005
Genres: Country, honky tonk, Hawaiian music
Labels: Mercury, Monument
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