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Birth Name: Delano Floyd McCoury
Born: 1939/02/01
Birth Place: York, Pennsylvania
Years Active: 1958 - present
Genres: Bluegrass, Country

Del McCoury (born Delano Floyd McCoury, February 1, 1939 in Bakersville, North Carolina) is an American bluegrass musician. As leader of the Del McCoury Band, he plays guitar and sings lead vocals along with his two sons, Ronnie McCoury and Rob McCoury, who play mandolin and banjo respectively. McCoury became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in October 2003. In June 2010, he received a National Heritage Fellowship lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts and in 2011 he was elected into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. McCoury has had a long career in bluegrass. Although originally hired as banjo player, he sang lead vocals and played rhythm guitar for ... Continue Bio >>


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