Rusty and Doug

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Rusty & Doug
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Rusty and Doug Kershaw, 1950s
Background information
OriginLouisiana, United States
GenresCountry, bluegrass
Years active1955–1959, 1961–1963
LabelsHickory
Past membersDoug Kershaw
Rusty Kershaw

Rusty & Doug was a country music and bluegrass music duo composed of Doug Kershaw (born January 24, 1936) and his brother, Rusty Kershaw (February 2, 1938 – October 23, 2001). The two recorded for Hickory Records between 1955 and 1961, charting five times on the Hot Country Songs charts.[1] They also performed on the Louisiana Hayride and Wheeling Jamboree. They became members of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1950s.[2] The duo broke up in 1959 as both brothers entered the United States Army, but reunited between 1961 and 1963.[3] Doug continued as a solo artist.

Rusty Kershaw died on October 23, 2001, of a heart attack at the age of 63.[4]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions[1]
US Country US Bubbling
1955 "So Lovely, Baby" 14
1957 "Love Me to Pieces" 14
1958 "Hey Sheriff" 22
1961 "Louisiana Man" 10 4
"Diggy Liggy Lo" 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 366. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Opry Timeline – 1950s". Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  3. ^ Erlewine, Michael. All Music Guide to Country. p. 255.
  4. ^ Morris, Edward (October 23, 2001). "CMT: Rusty Kershaw, of Rusty & Doug, Dead at 63". Cmt.com. Retrieved 2017-12-21.