Library's Evenings Upstairs Spotlights Ray Smith
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The McCracken County Public Library will present their "Evenings Upstairs" program on Thursday, July 25, with the story of Rockin' Ray Smith, a Paducah native and member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Ray was born in Melber in 1934, and became a recording artist after winning an Air Force base talent show.
Smith helped pioneer rockabilly music during the 50's at Sun Records in Memphis, along with Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Black, and Charlie Rich. Smith was 45 years old when he died in 1979.
Evenings Upstairs are free, and are held in the 2nd floor meeting room at 7:00 pm.