"Pappy" Neal McCormick

Creek musician "Pappy" Neal McCormick (1909-1998) was born in the tiny unincorporated community of Wing, in Covington County, on the Florida line. He headed the Hawaiian Troubadours, so named to avoid discrimination against Native Americans, and was a noted early pioneer in country music. He collaborated with and influenced such artists as Elvis Presley, Gene Autrey, and Hank Williams Sr. and was an early innovator of the steel guitar.

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