J. T. Adams

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J. T. Adams (July 17, 1926 – September 1993) was an American singer, musician, record label founder and dramatist, the creator of Worthy Is the Lamb.

He was born James Taylor Adams in Morganfield, Kentucky, United States. In 1941, he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana.[1] He earned music degrees from Texas Christian University and East Texas State University. In 1952, he formed a singing group, The Men of Texas, which performed and recorded on several record labels for about 15 years. In 1966, he founded Carol Records.[2]

His definition of the American Dream: "[it is] the dream of a land in which life should be better, richer, and fuller for every man with opportunities for each according to his abilities and achievement."[citation needed]


  1. ^ Pearson, Barry Lee (2005). Jook Right on: Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers (First ed.). University of Tennessee Press. p. 189. ISBN 1-57233-431-2. 
  2. ^ "J.T. Adams". Birthplace of Country Music. Retrieved 2013-07-16.