Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Five years is a lot of time. A lot of time to think about what was lost and what remains. Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s Dad, Brian Gilmore, died 5 years ago from ALS, the cruel disease that killed Lou Gehrig. Brian Gilmore was not a church-going man, nor was he a singer. Most of his life he was a poor man who listened to the radio at all hours and played guitar—specifically a blue, solid-body Fender electric guitar, perhaps the first in west Texas—at dances and picnics. The elder Gilmore worshipped singers, including Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, and named... more