THE RENO FAMILY, DON RENO & THE RENO BROTHERS
40 Years Late and Right on Time
RECORD LABEL:Man-Do-Lin Productions
“Alabam,” written by Cowboy Copas, features the unmistakable lead vocals of David Nelson. The song was inspired by the tragic events surrounding the Deep South in the early 1960s, particularly the civil rights movement. It serves as a poignant reflection of the racial tension and unrest at that time. Inspired by their resilience and the ongoing fight for equality, Copas set out to create a song that would pay tribute to the state and its people.
KEY SELLING POINTS
- Don Reno was an American bluegrass and country musician and banjo player; joined Bill Monroe's BlueGrass Boys in 1948, later formed a duo with Red Smiley.
- Inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 1992, received the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's Bluegrass Pioneer Award in 1984.
- IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year (with Red Smiley) in 1969 and 1970, and Mandolin Player of the Year in 1990.
- Don began performing with his sons Ronnie, Don Wayne and Dale in later years.