Annual Steel Guitar
Convention Cruise

Doug Jernigan

Doug Jernigan was born in Pensacola Florida. When Doug was nine years of age his father bought him his first steel guitar. By the time he was fourteen years old he was playing on the weekends at VFW and Legion Halls in the Pensacola area. At the age of eighteen he had his first professional job in Ohio prior to being drafted in 1965 into the United States Army.In his early years('60s & '70s), Doug has toured as a backup player for Ferlin Husky, David Houston, Jimmy Dickens, Faron Young,Vassar Clements, Johnny Paycheck, Lorrie Morgan and Jack Greene.and many others.That road work honed his skills.In 1977 Doug became a Christian and began to play in church and still does today. He has recorded with Betty Jean Robinson, Joe Paul Nichols and many other gospel groups.For his many accomplishments on the steel guitar, Doug was inducted into the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 1994.Today, Doug continues as a recording artist, session player, teacher of the steel guitar and musician in his home church of River of Life Assembly of God located in Smyrna, Tennessee.He is married to his wife, Jetta and travels to play his music and testify of the love of His Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.That undaunted vision and his many other subsequent achievements led to his induction into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 1994.