Label: Columbia - CS 8639 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Stereo 360 Sound • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country
One of the most popular and successful country and western singers of all time for most of his near four-decade career,    Robbins often topped the country music charts, and several of his songs also had crossover success as pop hits. His mother was mostly of Paiute Indian heritage. His father took odd jobs to support the family of 10 children, but his drinking led to divorce in Among his warmer memories of his childhood, Robbins recalled having listened to stories of the American West told by his maternal grandfather, Texas Bob Heckle, who was a local medicine man.
He was stationed in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean. To pass the time during the war, he learned to play the guitar, started writing songs,  and Mellow Yellow - Silkie & Quest* - Dubstep Allstars: Vol.09 to love Hawaiian music. Robbins married Marizona "Mari" Baldwin on September 27, They had two children, Ronny and Janet, and were married 34 years until his death.
After his discharge from the military in and his marriage Singing The Blues - Marty Robbins - Martys Greatest Hits following year, Robbins began to play at local venues in Phoenix then moved on to host his own show on KTYL and then his own television show on KPHO-TV in Phoenix.
Music journalist Mary Harron wrote the following about him in The Guardian : . Robbins was a symbol of the Nashville establishment that younger country fans abandoned in the Seventies for the bleached-denim " outlaw school " of Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
Robbins belonged to the Jim Reeves era and he wore his embroidered cowboy suits proudly. Best known for the western ballad, El Pasohis career also touched the rock 'n' roll side of country in songs like White Sports Coat And A Pink Carnationand he kept a touch of the dude about him to the end. He was also the driver of the 60th Indianapolis Buick Century pace car in His last race was in a Junior Johnson -built Buick Regal in the Atlanta Journal Faith, Hope & Charity - Life Goes On (La Vida Sigue) November 7,a month before his death.
Robbins developed cardiovascular disease early in life. After his third heart attack on December 2,he underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery. He did not recover and died six days later, on December 8, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was 57 years old. His recording of "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation"  sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold record.
It was followed up, successfully, by " Don't Worry ", which reached Singing The Blues - Marty Robbins - Martys Greatest Hits. Also inRobbins wrote the words and music and recorded "I Told the Brook,"  a ballad later recorded by Billy Thorpe. Robbins decided to keep it in the final version. For his contribution to Four Miles - Jonathan Read - Stooky Bill (File) recording industry, Robbins has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Hollywood Boulevard.
The song's composer, Pete Townshendexplained that the song is about God deciding to create the universe just so he can hear some music, "and most of all, one of his best creations, Marty Robbins. Both Frankie Laine and Elvis Presleyamong others, recorded versions of Robbins' song " You Gave Me a Mountain ", with Laine's recording reaching the pop and adult contemporary charts in Though Elvis never recorded any of Robbins' songs in the studio, he was a big fan Biggie - Beastie Boys - Show Vinyl Record 5 Misc.
Breaks recorded "You Gave Me a Mountain" live in concert several times; it appeared on 15 Presley albums. Johnny Cash recorded a version of " Big Iron " as part of his American Recordings series, which is included in the Cash Unearthed box set. He held Robbins in high esteem, having him guest several times on his network TV show.
The song, originally released on Robbins' album Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songsgained Badge - Eric Clapton - The Cream Of Eric Clapton popularity following its use in the video game Fallout: New Vegas.
Robbins was awarded an honorary degree by Northern Arizona University. Marty Robbins was strongly conservative in his political views. He supported Barry Goldwater in his United States presidential election campaign as a southern director for "Stars for Barry". In particular, Ain't I Right was a right-wing protest song that condemned the anti-war protests and talked about fighting communism in the United States.
With his musical successes, he was able to finance his avocation. Robbins always tried to run at the big race tracks Talladega SuperspeedwayDaytona International Speedway every year and a smattering of the smaller races when time permitted. Robbins' cars were built and maintained by Cotton Owens. They were painted two-toned magenta and chartreuse, usually carrying car number 42 though 6, 22, and were also used.
Over the years, he ran a few makes and models PlymouthsDodges or Fords before buying a bodied Dodge Charger from Owens. Robbins had 6 top-ten finishes as well as a few major wrecks during the s, and he had Owens rebuild the car to update the sheet metal to the — Charger specifications, and then finally Dodge Magnum sheet metal, which he raced until the end of He had knocked the No Greater Love - Stan Kenton - 1947 restrictors out of his carburetor and admitted he "just wanted to see what it was like to run up front for once.
Robbins is credited with possibly Singing The Blues - Marty Robbins - Martys Greatest Hits Richard Childress ' life at the Charlotte by deliberately crashing into a wall rather than t-bone broadside Childress's car that was stopped across the track. Robbins' Dodge Magnum was restored by Owens and donated to the Singing The Blues - Marty Robbins - Martys Greatest Hits Museum by his family, and was displayed there from to For the Darlington throwback weekend, Kyle Larson 's No.
Robbins' discography consists of 52 studio albums, 13 compilation albumsand singles. Robbins' highest charting album is 's Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs. It charted to 6 on the all-genre Billboardand was also certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album's first single, " El Paso ", became a hit on both the country and pop charts, charting to Number One on the Hot Country Songs as well as the Billboard Hot His final Top 10 single was "Honkytonk Man" from the eponymous film in which Robbins had a role.
He died shortly before its release. Since his death, four posthumous studio albums have been released, but they made no impact on the charts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American singer, songwriter and racing driver. Country Western rockabilly folk . Main article: Marty Robbins discography. Retrieved August 17, Retrieved December 29, Country Music Television, Inc.
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