March 4, 1942

Robert (Bob) Wootton was born in Red Branch, which is part of the town of Paris (Logan County). Wootton was a musician best known for having been Johnny Cash’s backing guitarist for thirty years. In addition to playing on most of Cash’s albums made after 1968, he released music with other members of Cash’s band, the Tennessee Three. He also worked as a driver for musical acts and as a stunt man. In 2006, Wootton was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

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