“The Ballad of Davy Crockett” was originally released in 1955 written by Thomas Blackburn and recorded by George Burns. The song was initially written for ABC’s show “Disneyland”, hosted by Walt Disney.
Fess Parker performs the song live for the first time staged in front of a log cabin to resemble Frontierland. This song was the beginning of the Crockett Craze which encouraged the creation of more installments of the Davy Crockett Franchise including Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier and Davy Crockett and The River Pirates.
He became a household name but he was actually based on a real person. Davy was born to pioneer parents in Eastern Tennessee, and never received an academic education. He was a skilled woodsman, scout and hunter. As he grew older, he joined the Military and was elected a lieutenant in the Tennessee militia along with having a successful political career.
Stefanie Saginor is a Junior at Rowan University majoring in English with a minor in Writing Arts. She is passionate about reading in writing and her favorite genre of books is Children’s Literature with a focus on Young Adult Fiction. In her free time, she plays for Rowan’s Women’s Rugby Team, enjoys traveling, and listens to music. Some of her favorite genres of music are; pop, punk, and musicals. Stefanie also loves Disney and after having the opportunity to participate in the Disney College Program is able to use her experiences with children along with Disney movies to find inspiration for her own work.