Lonnie Salyer - Birthplace of Country Music

Lonnie Salyer

By day Lonnie Salyer is a procurement professional at a Fortune 500 specialty chemical company, but in his spare time he is an avid local 45rpm and 78rpm record sleuth and aficionado. “Big Lon” has leveraged an appreciation for history and a keen interest in local music into a passionate hobby – check out his collection and artist interviews on Facebook at Big Lon’s Crateful DigLonnie holds a BS in Finance from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from East Tennessee State University. He lives in Kingsport, Tennessee, with his lovely wife, author and public speaker Aundrea Y. Wilcox. His son Cody Salyer is a senior in high school.