The Everly Brothers were born in Kentucky and Chicago and raised by their musical family. Ike Everly their father used to work in the coal mines of Kentucky but always had a yearning for country music. Ike played guitar in a country music band and word spread about him to Chicago, Illinois where the family moved in 1939 to make the country music scene there. Time passed and Ike was offered his own radio show. The show became known as the Everly Family Show. Their mother Margaret would read the commercials and sometimes join in the singing. The boys were introduced to the guitar and singing by their father at a very early age. Eventually, the family made the move to Shenandoah, Iowa. Their home there is now a museum to the family.
The brothers had their first #1 hit on the Country Charts with “Bye Bye Love” at the time it was also #5 on the R&B Charts. Their fame gave them the good fortune to play at the Grand Ole Oprey in 1957. They still hold the record for the top 100 singles by a duo. They have a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California and in 2001 they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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