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Sonny James

Country music star Sonny James (1929-2016), a native of Hackleburg, Marion County, performs here with his band, the Southern Gentlemen, at New York's Palace Theatre in 1957. James produced a string of country music hits in a career that lasted until the early 1980s. He was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
Photo courtesy of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame