Lawrence County Museum of History

Lawrence County Museum of History & Edward L. Hutton Research Library

Bud Isaacs: Forrest R. "Bud" Isaacs, Legendary King and Creator of the Pedal Steel Guitar

He performed with country music legends Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Webb Pierce, Little Jimmy Dickens, Red Foley, George Morgan, Coboy Copas, Ernest Tubb, Sons of the Pioneers, Cet Atkins and many others.  

He appeared on the " Grand Ole Opry" for several years. 

He is a member of the International Steele Guitar Hall of Fame, Nashille Country Music Hall of Fame, Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame, Arizona Country Music Hall of Fame, California Western Swing Society Hall of Fame. 

Geri Mapes Isaacs

"Country music sweetheart" plays bass and has a soft sweet singing and yodeling  style. She started performing at the age of three on a CBS radio station in Wichita Kansas, and she later worked with Tennessee Ernie Ford in California.  

She is a member of the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame, Colorado Society of California Hall of Fame. 

Bud and Geri Isaacs

Bud and Geri Isaacs

After being on display for a long period of time, this display is temporarily "resting." It can be seen only online at this time.  

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