Louis Nunley – a gentleman singer

Louis Nunley, who sang with The Jordanaires and the Anita Kerr Singers, died Friday. His accomplishments including his performances with everyone from Roy Orbison and Jim Reeves to Mandy Barnett and Kristin Chenoweth were listed beautifully in an obituary in Sunday’s Tennessean newspaper. It was my honor to have worked with Louis on two recording sessions with The Jordanaires in 2002. As were Gordon Stoker, Ray Walker and Curtis Young, the other members of the group, Louis was a perfect gentleman

Left to right: Gordon Stoker, Les Kerr, Ray Walker, Louis Nunley, 2002

and the ultimate professional. Louis treated my session with as much respect as if it had been one with Eddy Arnold or Dolly Parton, just as Gordon, Curtis and Ray did.

It was a pleasure to have known him briefly and to have had the experience of working with him. Louis contributed to a very fond memory of mine and I’m sure to those of many others, as well.

Text and photos copyright 2012 Les Kerr.


About Les Kerr

Les Kerr is a songwriter, recording artist, journalist and author originally from the Gulf Coast now based in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn More about Les at www.leskerr.com
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2 Responses to Louis Nunley – a gentleman singer

  1. Rosemary Littrell says:

    I grew up at Church. & fell in love with Louie at the age of 10 here in Anderson,Indiana He and his family moved to Nashville,after high school, where he attended David Lipscomb College.Please send me a tear-sheet or an issue of the edition with Louis’s obituary . Sincerely, Rosemary Littrell 5420 Arbor Dr Apt. 25 Anderson, Indiana 46013. 765-642-3971

    • Les Kerr says:

      Hi, Rosemary – If you click on the words “The Tennessean,” above in this story it will take you right to the obituary. I don’t have a copy of it. Thank you so much for reading this and for your thoughts,

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