The Complete History of the Dixie Echoes

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DALE SHELNUT
J.G. WHITFIELD
JACK TONEY
BILLY TODD


Group Photos

Organized in 1960 by J.G. Whitfield as "The Messengers"
(Left to Right) Top: Jerry Brazwell (Baritone), J.G. Whitfield (Bass)
Bottom: Doyle Wiggins (Lead), Sue Whitfield (Piano), Earl Thomas (Tenor)
They were renamed "The Dixie Echoes" in 1962.


The first Dixie Echoes bus.





L-R: (Back) Hal Kennedy, J.G. Whitfield, Jack Toney,
> George Forbis, (Front) Joe Whitfield, Sue Whitfield



Clockwise from top: J.G. Whitfield, Joe Whitfield, Dale Shelnut,
Sue Whitfield, George Forbis, Hal Kennedy

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(Back L-R:) J.G. Whitfield, George Forbis, Joe Whitfield,
Dale Shelnut (Front L-R:) Hal Kennedy, Sue Whitfield


L-R: Coy Cook, Dale Shelnut, Joe Whitfield, J.G. Whitfield


Posing L-R: Hal Kennedy, Coy Cook, J.G. Whitfield, Governor George Wallace, Dale Shelnut (standing right behind the governor), Billy Todd, Sue Whitfield, Joe Whitfield.
Hal Kennedy, a Pensacola, Florida, country music DJ, who joined the Dixie Echoes in the 60's and became a major hit. His recording of "Walking My Lord Up Calvarys Hill" sold tons of records. The group became know as "The Dixie Echoes with Hal Kennedy" for many years. This photo was taken at a political event for then Alabama Governor George Wallace. The Dixie Echoes and Hal Kennedy made numerous appearances with Governor Wallace during several gubernatorial campaigns.


Clockwise from top right: Calvin Runion, Joe Whitfield,
Ralph Jarman, Coy Cook, Sue Whitfield, Dale Shelnut


L-R: Dale Shelnut, Joe Whitfield, Sue Whitfield,
Coy Cook, Ken Turner


Left to Right: Ken Turner, Dale Shelnut, Joe Whitfield (in front),
Coy Cook, Sue Whitfield, Harold Friend, Randy Shelnut


L-R: Randy Shelnut ,Joe Whitfield, Dale Shelnut (front), Larry Ford,
Sue Whitfield, Ken Turner


L-R: Dale Shelnut, Ken Turner, Randy Shelnut, Joe Whitfield,
Larry Ford, Sue Whitfield


Clockwise from top right: Tim Riley, Billy Dale Sexton,
Jerry Washington, Jim Garstang, Randy Shelnut, Dale Shelnut



L-R: Dale Shelnut, Randy Shelnut, Keith Palmer, Eugene Hathcoat,
Randy Allred, Andrew Shelnut, Gerry Stroup



L-R: (Back) Jimmy Holmes, Dale Shelnut, Keith Palmer
(Front) Randy Allred, Randy Shelnut, Andrew Shelnut


L-R: Dale Shelnut, Garry Jones, Randy Shelnut,
Andrew Shelnut, Randy Allred



L-R: Andrew Shelnut, Dale Shelnut, Randy Shelnut,
Randy Allred, Randy Harper



L-R: Dale Shelnut, Randy Shelnut, Rick Gibson,
Eddie Broome, Randy Allred



L-R: Eddie Broome, Randy Shelnut, Craig Pippin, Rick Gibson


L-R: Randy Shelnut, Keith Thornton, Craig Pippin


L-R: Sammy Pipkins, Paul Vinson, Randy Shelnut,
Doyle Harper, Tony Cole


Clockwise from top: Ira Smith, Paul Vinson,
Randy Shelnut, Doyle Harper



L-R: (Back) Doyle Harper, Mike Bullock
(Front) Paul Vinson, Randy Shelnut Jr., Randy Shelnut



Clockwise: Buddy Stokley, Randy Shelnut, Randy Shelnut Jr.,
Paul Vinson, Mike Bullock



L-R: Mike Bullock, Randy Shelnut, Paul Vinson,
Randy Shelnut Jr., Buddy Stokley



L-R: (Back) Stewart Varnado, Billy Todd, Randy Shelnut Jr.
(Front) Kevin Ivey, Randy Shelnut



L-R: Stewart Varnado, Billy Hodges, Randy Shelnut,
Billy Todd, Randy Shelnut Jr.



L-R: Billy Todd, Randy Shelnut Jr., Stewart Varnado,
Randy Shelnut, David Robinson



L-R: Tracy Crouch, Randy Shelnut, Stewart Varnado,
Randy Shelnut Jr., David Robinson


L-R: Dallas Rogers, Randy Shelnut, Stewart Varnado,
Randy Shelnut Jr. Tracy Crouch


L-R: Dallas Rogers, Randy Shelnut Jr., Stewart Varnado,
Randy Shelnut, Pat Barker



L-R: Randy Shelnut, Stewart Varnado, Pat Barker,
> Randy Shelnut Jr, Wesley Smith



L-R: Randy Shelnut Jr., Randy Shelnut, Pat Barker,
Stewart Varnado, Wesley Smith



L-R: Trent Adams, Randy Shelnut Jr., Stewart Varnado,
Randy Shelnut, Wesley Smith



L-R: Stewart Varnado, Michael Helwig, Randy Shelnut,
Mike Jennings, Randy Shelnut Jr.