Weldon Myrick

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Weldon Myrick (born Weldon Merle Myrick; April 10, 1938 – June 2, 2014) was an American steel guitar player.[1]

Myrick was born in Jayton, Texas. His debut came in 1964, when he played on the #1 country hit "Once a Day" by Connie Smith. She would call Myrick "the guy who was responsible for creating the Connie Smith sound."[2]

In the late of the 1960s, he joined Bobby Thompson and Charlie McCoy to form Area Code 615.[3][4]

He was also a member of the group of session musicians in the Nashville, Tennessee-based group The Nashville A-Team. They backed many singers, Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves, Bob Dylan, Moon Mullican, Jerry Lee Lewis, to name a few.

He died in 2014, at the age of 76, after suffering a stroke.[5][6]

Area Code 615 discography[edit]

  • Area Code 615, 1969
  • Trip in the Country, 1970

Discography as a session player[edit]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Weldon Myrick Obituary The Tennessean accessdate July 22, 2018
  2. ^ Vinson, Christina (June 3, 2014). "Steel Guitarist Weldon Myrick Dies at 76". Taste of Country. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2006). Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Albums, 6th edition. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-166-7.
  4. ^ Weisberger, Jon (June 2, 2005). "Bobby Thompson, 1937-2005". Nashville Scene. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Cooper, Peter (June 3, 2014). "Famed steel player Weldon Myrick dies at 76". The Tennessean. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (June 3, 2014). "Noted Musician Weldon Myrick Dead at 76". CMT.com. Retrieved May 3, 2017.