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Photo courtesy of e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia

Red Sovine (July 17, 1918-April 4, 1980) gained country music fame for his recitations, especially those incorporating sentimental truck driver themes. He was born Woodrow Wilson Sovine in Charleston. He was inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Gallery: Famous West Virginians

Jun. 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

West Virginia was once considered home for many famous faces. Here are some of the famous people with ties to West Virginia.