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Nikhil Hogan Show

Jan 30, 2019

Country music legend, GRAMMY Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, known for his harmonica playing, Charlie McCoy, joins us on the program for the first time!

A fixture in Nashville studios for over 50 years, Charlie worked with some of the biggest names in music such as Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Vince Gill and many, many more. For a 15 year stretch, he did more than 400 sessions a year. A grand total would number more than 12,000 sessions.

He won the GRAMMY in 1972 for “The Real McCoy” for Best Country Instrumental Performance, in addition to a total of 7 nominations He’s been awarded the Country Music Association’s “Instrumentalist Of The Year” two times and over his career he has recorded 42 solo albums. In addition, he served as the music director for 18 years for the syndicated television series, “Hee Haw”.

In 2009, it was announced that Charlie would be inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame along with Roy Clark and Barbara Mandrell.