The 1934 WLS Family Album:

Grace Wilson

Curator's note: Grace Wilson certainly merits the WLS endurance award. She sang on the first WLS National Barn Dance broadcast in 1924. She sang on the last WLS National Barn Dance broadcast in 1960.

There have been many pictures of Grace Wilson, but it seems to us we have never seen one more charming and more really typical of her than the one we give you here. We often refer to Grace as the "Bringin' Home the Bacon Girl," and the reason is that along time ago when WLS was young, Grace was one of the singers, and when she sang the song with that title, there were so many letters asking her to sing it again that it became one of her most popular numbers. When Grace sings, she just wals right into your home and into your heart. We can tell you, speaking for the golks here at the station, that she is just the kind of loveable, delightful person that she sounds like on the air. She is often called "The Girl with a Million Friends" because of the great audience she has built up during ten years on the air.

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