Radio Host, Jordanaire Hugh Jarrett Dies
June 2, 2008 at 5:24 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime ATLANTA radio personality and member of ELVIS PRESLEY's backup singers THE JORDANAIRES, HUGH JARRETT, who died SATURDAY morning (5/31) in ATLANTA at 78. He had been in the hospital since an auto accident on MARCH 25th
JARRETT sang with the JORDANAIRES in 1954-58 and hosted at WLAC-A/NASHVILLE; WPLO-A, WSB-A, WXIA-TV, and WATL-TV/ATLANTA; and WGGA-A . He was also the long-time emcee at LANIERLAND's "Concerts in the Country" and most recently hosted at noncommercial Contemporary Christian WWEV (VICTORY 91.5)/CUMMING-ATLANTA.
JARRETT also acted in several TV shows during the 1980s, including a guest shot on "IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT." He was a member of the GEORGIA RADIO HALL OF FAME, the GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME and the GEORGIA MUSIC HALL OF FAME.