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Johnny Gimble

John Paul "Johnny" Gimble (May 30, 1926 – May 9, 2015) was an American country musician. He played the fiddle and worked in the Western swing genre. From the 1970s, he won five Best Instrumentalist awards from the Country Music Awards and eight Best Fiddle Player awards from the Academy of Country Music.

He worked with musicians including Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Chet Atkins, Carrie Underwood and Ray Price. He appeared on Austin City Limits and Garrison Keillor's broadcasts. He was also a member of the Million Dollar Band and his last album was Celebrating with Friends (2010). Gimble was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Gimble was born in Tyler, Texas. He had many strokes in his later life and died on May 9, 2015 in Dripping Springs, Texas. He was 88.[1]

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  1. "Legendary fiddler Johnny Gimble dies at 88". The Tennessean. Gannett. May 10, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.