Hugh X. Lewis

Hubert Brad Lewis , known professionally as Hugh X. Lewis, is an American country music singersongwriterpoet. In 2006, the State of Tennessee Senate and House designated Col. Hugh X. Lewis as the Poet Laureate of ChristianCountry Music. He recorded between 1964 and currently for various labels, and charted fifteen singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. Lewiss debut single, What I Need Most, peaked at numberon this chart. Lewis also wrote Stonewall Jacksons biggest hit, B.J. the D.J., andother songs for Stonewall. He also wrote songs for many other country artists Charlie Pride, Little Jimmy Dickens, Carl and Pearl Butler,Carl Smith, Freddie Hart, Kitty Wells, Lynn Anderson, Del Reeves, Billy Ed Wheeler, Mac Wiseman, Leon Mc Caluff and the original Texas Playboys, George Morgan, Tommy Cash, Ray Pillow, Hank Mills, Bobby Goldsboro, Bob Luman and many others. Stonewall Jacksons number one single B.J. the D.J.

Hubert Brad Lewis was born in Yeaddiss, Kentucky. He performed with guitar and honky tonk piano all through his high school days in Cumberland, KY. He married his high school sweetheart, Anna. He worked in and around coal mines in Kentucky while performing in various clubs, stage and television shows throughout KY, TN, and VA. In the late 1950s he won a Pet Milk Country Music Amateur contest which took him to appearances at WLW in Cincinnati, the Renfro Valley Barndance and the Midday MerryGoRound in Knoxville. It was here where Lowell Blanchard offered Don Gibsons spot to Hugh on the Tennessee Barndance since Don was leaving for the Opry in Nashville. Later in 1963, after being brought to Nashville, Tennessee by Jim Denny, he performed on all Country Music radio and television shows and stages, including the Grand Ole Opry, Renfro Valley Barndance, Tennessee Barndance, Wheeling Jamboree, Louisiana Hayride, etc. and first had success as a songwriter, writing B.J. the D.J. for Stonewall

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