Two Dade Country boys and their contributions to Country and Western Music were commemorated in the renowned Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. They were the Buchanan brothers, Chester and Lester, former recording stars who hit the big time in the 1940’s.  They donated some of their 78 rpm records, song folios, song sheets, photographs, the first mandolin Chester ever played, western-type shirts and other paraphernalia for display among memorabilia of the country’s greats in the country and western music field.


The Buchanan brothers sky-rocketed to stardom to become nationally and internationally known for their recordings, radio shows and personal appearances.  They were also known as the “Dixie Jamboree Stars.”


During their heyday, Chester and Lester were managed by Bob Miller.


As stars of the Broadway Jamboree in New York City, Chester and Lester entertained such artists as Smiley Burnette, Elton Brett and Burl Ives.


They were guest stars on many radio programs and appeared on their own program for several years.


They played their last show at the Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, April 27, 1949.(Used by .permission, HISTORY OF DADE COUNTY GEORGIA, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 1981.)

  1. I am trying to find some more info for lester. My dad is a musician and knows chester and lester from back in the day. They all were musicians and radio personalities.. my dad recorded on riccio records in n.y.c. any info would be appreciated. My dad is now 85 years old and would like to xontact lester. We kbow chester has passed away.. thank you.. jd

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