Record Featuring Sen. Robert Byrd on Fiddle to be Re-Issued
Ex-Klansman turned Senator recorded bluegrass album in 1978
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) will step down from his post, in part, because of the changing guard in Washington.
Updated at 7:45 AM EDT on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010
A bluegrass album featuring legendary lawmaker Robert Byrd, who died earlier this week at 92, will be reissued by a Virginia record label.
Byrd, a one-time Klansman from West Virginia who became the longest-serving member of the Senate, recorded the record in 1978 with a band called the Country Gentlemen. Byrd played the fiddle on several old bluegrass standards.
County Records owner Dave Freeman said the album will be out on CD July 27.
Published at 7:38 AM EDT on Jun 30, 2010