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.
Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 Updated at 4:45 AM PDT
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.