Larry Sparks At Grand Ole Opry
Bluegrass singer and guitarist Larry Sparks was born in September of 1947 in Lebanon, Ohio. As a kid, he grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry, on which he would later become a guest artist. Sparks learned to play guitar at a young age, influenced by artists like Wayne Raney, the Stanley Brothers, Tommy Sutton and Paul “Moon” Mullins. After playing in country and rock bands in high school, Sparks joined the Stanley Brothers, kicking off his career in bluegrass.