Larry Franklin

The National Fiddler Hall of Fame



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Larry Franklin - Larry Franklin grew up on a farm in Whitewright, Texas and began playing the fiddle when he was seven years old under the guidance of his father, Louis Franklin. He eventually won virtually every fiddling contest in Texas, culminating with the World Championship title when he was only l6. After a three-year stint in the Army, he co-founded the Cooder Browne Band, which recorded on Willie Nelson’s Lone Star label and toured with Nelson.  Franklin went on to perform with Asleep At The Wheel for seven years, during which time he won two Grammys.   His third Grammy came in 1999 for “Bob’s Breakdown” on the Ride With Bob tribute album to Bob Wills.  Since moving to Nashville in 1991, he has recorded with Kenny Chesney, Grace Potter, Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Lauren Alaina, Rodney Atkins, Joe Nichols, Lee Ann Womack, Easton Corbin, Brian Wilson, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain and Lady Antebellum, among dozens of others.

Larry Franklin was inducted into The National Fiddler Hall of Fame in 2017.