b. Mayfred Nutter Adamson, 19 October 1941, Jane Lew, West Virginia, USA. Nutter’s parents were semi-professional musicians. He first appeared on local radio with Cherokee Sue and John Graham and worked part-time on television during his teens on WBOY-TV’s Big Boy Frolics. After leaving high school he worked on radio and television in Michigan before settling in Atlanta where he made his first recordings for Vault in 1966. He later made recordings for Starday and Reprise Records but gained no chart success until 1970, when his Reprise release, ‘Hey There Johnny’, became a minor hit. He moved to Capitol Records and between 1971 and 1973, he added four more minor hits including ‘Never Ending Song Of Love’ and his version of ‘Green Door’ (a song that had been a US number 1 pop hit in 1956 for Jim Lowe and in later years had major success in the UK charts for both Frankie Vaughan and Shakin’ Stevens).
For a time, he appeared as a cast member of the Wheeling Jamboree and was the featured vocalist on the Buck Owens Ranch syndicated television series. He played the Grand Ole Opry and also made narrations for Walt Disney Studios. He worked as a producer on television and had dramatic roles in The Waltons, Charlie's Angels and The Fall Guy. In 1976, he recorded two minor hits ‘Sweet Southern Lovin’’ and ‘Goin’ Skinny Dippin’’ for the Crescendo label. In March 1982, Nutter toured mainland China and gained the distinction of being the first American country singer to appear on Chinese television. By the late 80s, he seemingly withdrew from performing to concentrate on other interests.