Tri-City Ledger -

By Earline Smith Crews
Guest Writer 

Song writer from Flomaton to Nashville

 

January 9, 2020



Betty A. Jones, a Flomaton native, always dreamed of her poems and stories being told in a song. In high school, Betty wrote a song that gave her the idea to be a country music songwriter. A country song has to be written as a story so as to be sung in three minutes or less. Betty wrote her song, but needed a melody writer. She found that melody writer in her friend Joffrey Tullis, another Flomaton native.

In the mid 1970's, Betty felt her time was right for making her dream of being a country music songwriter come true. The song was called, "Take Your Friend by the Hand." Betty had...



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