»Cousin Jake Tullock - Early Life
was one of nine children in a musical family living in a two room cabin as sharecroppers on the Chestnutt Farm.Jake
was known in the community as Junior and to his
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Tullock Family singers>Cousin Jake and his
sisters would sing throughout the Etowah community and surrounding areas to earn money to help the family.In 1938 the Tullock Family Foursome was selected to sing on the nationally syndicated radio station WDOD out of Chattanooga where they won first prize in the singing competition.The Tullock Family Foursome pictured here before leaving to the WDOD competition.From left to right are Jake
, Lillian, Billie Lou, and Dorothy.>
left Etowah at age 14 to perform as a regular on the Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour, which was a local radio show of the time.After returning from World War II he
went back to performing on the WNOX radio show "Mid-day Merry-Go-Round Show", a feeder program for the Grand Ole Opry.> nfoDtl111 = '>'; More ...
had never played a bass before they could see his
talent and asked him to join the band.Jake then became a member of the Foggy Mountain Boys.>
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