Jerry Byrd


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:

  • Harbor Lights (1950)
  • Theme From Adventures In Paradise (1960)
  • Memories Of Maria (1962)

Pop charts debut year: 1950

Years active: 1935-2005

Genres: Country, honky tonk, Hawaiian music

Labels: Mercury, Monument


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