Darrell McCall

The Nashville Rebel

mccall_reunion_coverBorn and raised in New Jasper, Ohio, Darrell McCall nonetheless fits into the Stomp's Texas country segment, having spent time singing flawless harmony with favorite Lone Star State sons Ray Price and George Jones as well as Louisiana luminary Faron Young. Darrell moved to Nashville in 1958 along with his childhood pal Donny Young, who would morph into Johnny Paycheck. He was a member of the Little Dippers, a Nashville vocal group that had a 1960 pop smash with "Forever," before embarking on a solo career the following year at Capitol Records. McCall cut the rocking "(What'll I Do) Call The Zoo" as one of his first Capitol singles before settling into a mainstream country career, scoring hits during the '60s, '70s, and '80s for Philips, Wayside, Columbia, and several more labels.

McCall also penned the theme song for the countrified cinematic masterpiece Hud in 1963, as well as appeared in the low budget milestone, Nashville Rebel, alongside Waylon Jennings in 1965.

Bio by Bill Dahl

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