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Who is Tom Netherton?

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Tom Netherton is a baritone singer best known for his appearances on the Lawrence Welk Show from 1973 to 1982. His singing voice, combined with his good looks and likeable personality made him one of the most popular singers on the show.

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Who is Tom Netherton?
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Netheron was born in 1947 in Munich, Germany, the son of a U.S. Army officer stationed there. The oldest of four children, the family moved around a lot before finally settling down in Bloomington, Minnesota in 1961. During his time in the army he was stationed in Panama, where he sang with both the Army and Air Force bands. While in Panama he became a born-again Christian.

While performing on the Lawrence Welk Show, and afterwards, he released several albums, both Christian and secular, all of which sold well. He also toured frequently throughout the United States and Canada as well as appearing as an actor in productions such as "Oklahoma!"

As of February 2015, Tom Netherton still performs around the country and often makes appearances at the Welk Resort Theatre in Branson, Missouri, and at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He makes regular appearances on a variety of Christian television programs, such as the 700 Club.

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