Nashville, Tennessee, USA – Fiddler and songwriter L.E. White
died September 7, 2004 in Hendersonville, Tennessee, of a heart attack.
White’s professional career began in the early 1950s, playing fiddle with
Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys band. He later worked with Wilma Lee & Stoney
Cooper; and for several years with Conway Twitty. He founded and managed
Twitty’s music publishing companies. As a songwriter, White achieved success. He recorded over 200 songs,
including the Grammy award winner "After The Fire Is Gone," recorded by
Twitty with Loretta Lynn.
In 2002 White was recognized by the International Bluegrass Music Museum for
belonging to the first generation of groundbreaking bluegrass musicians.