Connie Gately (born May 31,1929, St. Louis, Missouri, USA - died October 15, 2012) was an American singer, guitarist and songwriter. He grew up in Henderson County, middle Tennessee, where local pickers made a lasting impression on him and he began to play bluegrass early in his teens. Gately performed and recorded with Babe Lofton
as Connie & Babe
and The Black Mountain Boys
(later known as The Backwoods Boys
, who were formed about 1952) – with releases for the Republic Records (3)
, Starday Records
labels and Rounder Records
. Recordings for the first two labels were released on "The Early Days of Bluegrass. Vol. 10" (Rounder) .