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Hoot Hester



Fiddle player Hoot Hester played backup for a number of country music recording artists, among them Alabama, Hank Williams, Jr., Conway Twitty, Randy Travis, Bill Monroe, and Ricky Van Shelton. He also recorded with Manhattan Transfer and Ray Charles. Hester was best known, however, as a member of the Grand Old Opry's staff band, as well as the fiddler for a Nashville-based Western swing outfit called the Time Jumpers. The musician's real name is Hubert Dwane Hester. He was bor... Read more

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