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Leon Rhodes, longtime guitarist with Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours, late 1950s or early 1960s.

Leon Rhodes Dead at 85

Guitarist, Leon Rhodes, passed away at the age of 85 on December 9 in his Nashville home.

Ernest Tubb hired Leon Rhodes as part of his Ernest Tubb’s Texas Troubadours in 1960. Rhodes left the Trubadours in 1966 to work with the Opry.

Rhodes worked with artists like: Waylon Jennings, John Denver, Loretta Lynn, George Strait, and Reba McEntire. Rhodes is survived by his wife, Judi, as well as eight children, 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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