2022 Posthumous Inductee
Although he grew up in Atlanta, TX, it was the time he spent in Shreveport
that really catapulted Nat Stuckey to stardom. After working for a small
Atlanta radio station, he landed a job as a staff announcer at Shreveport’s
KWKH. When it was learned that he could also sing and play guitar, he
became a regular on the Louisiana Hayride.
Nat recorded a dozen songs for Shreveport-based Paula Records before
signing with RCA and, later, with MCA. He was also a song-writer who
wrote hit songs for a number of other artists. Among those was “Waitin’ in
your Welfare Line,” which became a number-one hit for Buck Owens and
“Pop a Top,” which was a huge hit for Jim Ed Brown.
Nat also voiced and sang many national commercials for companies like
Coca Cola, McDonald’s, and Budweiser. He had his own talent-booking
agency in Nashville, a land development company, and a woodworking
business. He even dabbled in veterinary work.
Nat Stuckey’s life was cut short by cancer in 1988, at the young age of 54.