bill lowery - Inducted 1984
Bill Lowery was the youngest station manager in American radio when he was twenty-one years old. He continued working in various major market radio and TV stations, including Atlanta's WQXI and WGST, until the mid 1950s, when he went into full-time record production and music publishing. Lowery Music Company's first hit was Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula" in 1956. The Lowery catalogs eventually included over five-thousand songs by writers including Mac Davis, Joe South, Bill Anderson and recorded by The Beatles, Mick Jagger, and Linda Ronstadt among thousands of artists. Lowery also owned Southern Tracks Studio. He was the first (with Ray Charles) inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1978. Lowery was inducted into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame in 1984.