Uckfield FM presenter Paul Hazell, who hosts “Paul Hazell’s World Of Country” on fortnightly Sundays from 9pm-midnight, has recently interviewed country music legend Slim Whitman and his son Byron by telephone at that their home in Florida, USA.
Slim Whitman’s record sales run into many millions over a career that began in the 1940s and included “Rose Marie”, “Love Song Of The Waterfall” and “Indian Love Call”. He was still touring right up to 2002 and a key part of his show was singer, songwriter, musician Byron who performed his own part of the show as well as singing duets with dad. Slim recently turned 90 yet is still a good seller and at age 86 recorded his most recent album. The interview –which includes Slim speaking about his career, 67 years of marriage and hundreds of recordings, along with a lot of his famous music – was recently broadcast as part of “Paul Hazell’s World Of Country” on March 17th. The show embraces all types of country music from the 20’s to today and attracts regular listeners from as far afield as USA, Canada, mainland Europe, Australia and New Zealand. For those outside the Uckfield area, you can listen live on www.uckfieldfm.co.uk
You can now “Listen Again” to the whole of Paul’s exclusive interview with SLIM WHITMAN and son BYRON