On March 21, Gordon “Doc” Stovall, the 74-year-old Western singer, cowboy poet and Entertainment and Sponsorship Manager at the Booth Western Art Museum, died in a tragic car accident. Honored in 2002 as Georgia’s Official Cowboy Balladeer by the Georgia State Legislature, he entertained audiences both young and old as he strived to keep alive the history of the West in music and song. In 2009, the Cowboy Keeper Award from the National Day of the Cowboy Association was bestowed upon Stovall for his contributions to the preservation of Western heritage and cowboy culture.
Georgia Loses Beloved Western Singer
March 21st, 2012