Clyde Julian Foley (June 17, 1910 ? September 19, 1968), better known as Red Foley, was an American singer, musician, and radio and TV personality who made a major contribution to the growth of country music after World War II. For more than two decades, Foley was one of the biggest stars of the genre, selling more than 25 million records. His 1951 hit, "Peace in the Valley", was among the first million-selling gospel records. A Grand Ole Opry veteran until his death, Foley also hosted the first popular country music series on network television, Ozark Jubilee, from 1955 to 1960. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, which called him "one of the most versatile and moving performers of all time" and "a giant influence during the formative years of contemporary Country music." In 1930, as a freshman at Georgetown College, Foley was chosen by a talent scout from Chicago's WLS-AM to sing with producer John Lair's Cumberland Ridge Runners, the house band on National Barn Dance. His first single, "Life is Good Enough for Me/Lonesome Cowboy", was released in June 1933 on the Melotone label. In 1937 he returned to Kentucky with Lair to help establish the Renfro Valley Barn Dance stage and radio show near Mt. Vernon in 1939, performing everything from ballads to boogie-woogie to blues.In April 1946, Foley signed on to emcee and perform on The Prince Albert Show, the segment of the Grand Ole Opry carried on NBC Radio. During the next eight years he established himself as one of the most respected and versatile performers in country music. He acted as master of ceremonies, the straight man for Opry comedians Rod Brasfield and Minnie Pearl, and proved himself a vocalist who could handle all types of material. His popularity was credited with establishing the Opry as America's top country music radio show.
Includes 8 Episodes!
Episode File List:
Red Foley Show xxxxxx -  Promo To Sponsors.mp3
Red Foley Show xxxxxx -  Guest Luke Warmwater.mp3
Red Foley Show xxxxxx -  Guest Foggy River Boys.mp3
Red Foley Show xxxxxx -  Guest Ferlin Huskey.mp3
Red Foley Show xxxxxx -  Guest Hawkshaw Hawkins.mp3
Red Foley Show xxxxxx -  Guest Tommy Sosebee.mp3
Red Foley Show xxxxxx -  Guest Jean Shepard.mp3
Red Foley Show xxxxxx -  Guest Jimmy Self.mp3