MoThe recent documentary on Country Music by Ken Burns spoke to the era when Horrace Comfort began his musical journey – the era of the story song that now defines country music for so many. 

“The explosion of rock and roll in the mid-1950s initially nearly drove country music into the shadows. Many artists struggled to survive and sell records. Then, in 1959, a song that had first been recorded in the 1920s suddenly burst into popularity when the Kingston Trio came out with “Tom Dooley.” 

-- Country Music – A Film by Ken Burns