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This tune was written by James Easter and his 2 brothers in 1954, Russell Lee Easter and also Edward Franklin Easter. James Madison Easter to be born April 24 1933 in mount Airy, phibìc Carolina. Farming up in phibìc Carolina castle were affected by bluegrass music. Russell, James earliest brother teach him just how to pat the guitar when he was just eight year old. However, simply a couple of years later these 3 brothers were playing in beer joints and also wouldn"t it is in long before they to be not simply playing in them. They came to be alcoholics before they can legally drive. Russell"s life was nearly taken as soon as he got ahold the some poor whiskey, yet he was spared and meet a young women from Danville VA who visited church and helped readjust Russell"s life. Russell and Ed moved to Danville VA to work at a noodle mill whereby they created a band an initial called, "The eco-friendly Valley Quartet" yet would later adjust it to "The Easters" to protect against confusion with an additional local band.Meanwhile, James to be still ago in mountain Airy whereby he obtained mixed up v the dorn crowd and soon uncovered himself in jail for steal cars and taking them for joyrides. The judge not taking light of the that "borrowing cars" sentenced him come a 10 year sentence because that a felony theft charge to do tough labor. James had no idea that God was together he had actually never to be to church, heard a sermon, or also knew that Jesus loved him. A couple of months after being in prison he went to a church business held in the chaos hall and also sat next to one that his buddies in the ago to protect against the preacher looking in ~ them. However, this didn"t work-related as the Rev C.S. Grogan looked back at him with tears in his eyes, pointed his finger and also told him that someone loved him. James punched his friend teasing saying he must have been talking to his mama. James stated that he didn"t ask Jesus into his heart that day, however he want to.
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