Neal McCormick

Covington County native Neal McCormick (1909-1998) was the son of Creek sharecroppers. At a young age he often walked miles with his brother to play at local dances and parties, slowly gaining musical traction, and by the early 1930s was touring with "The Hawaiian Troubadours," named after his Hawaiian-style slide guitar. McCormick later mentored artists like Hank Williams Sr. and was a studio musician in Nashville.

Courtesy of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame