"World's Oldest Bluegrass Record Label"

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Rich R Tone Records

Welcome to Rich R Tone Records.We are the oldest bluegrass recording company in existence. Rich R Tone was founded by Jim (Hobe) Stanton in 1946 in Johnson City Tennessee.Later moved to Nashville, back to Johnson City and finally back to Nashville for good. The genre of music Rich R Tone produced in the early days was called hillbilly music . One of the first acts to record on Rich R Tone was The Stanley Brothers from the coal fields of Virginia. They recorded seven 78rpm records between 1947 and 1952. Other acts that recorded first on Rich R Tone were, The Bailey Brothers,Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper,Buffalo Johnson, The Muddy River Boys, Curly Seckler, Jimmy Skinner and so many more.

Watch our website in the future as we will be providing more information about this historically signifigant record label.

Rich R Tone
1054 Sunset Dr.
Gallatin, Tn.

Fred Congdon

We are proud to be members of The International Bluegrass
Music Association

ibma.org (click here)

Pictures and graphics coming soon.

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