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John Gale Horton April 30, —November 5,known professionally as Johnny Hortonwas an American country music singer who was most famous for his semi-folk, so-called "saga songs" which launched the "historical ballad" craze of the late s and early s.
Horton was also a rockabilly singer, and was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Although he did not graduate from college, he later attended Seattle University. He also briefly attended Baylor University as well. Thereafter, he worked in California and Alaska. He returned to Texas and won a talent contest hosted by then-radio announcer Jim Reeves at the Reo Palm Isle club in Longviewthe seat of Gregg Countyand soon starred in the popular Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport.
He remained a The Thimble - Seamus Heaney - The Spirit Level member until his death. Horton was married twice. His first marriage was to Donna Cook, which ended in a divorce granted in Rusk. In Septemberhe married Billie Jean Jones. Jones was the widow of country music star Hank Williamsto whom she had been married for the two and a half months prior to his death. Billie Jean's daughter, Jerry, was also part of the family.
On November 5,Horton was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver on Highway 79 at Milano, Texas while returning home from a performance at the Skyline Club in Austin. When Johnny Cashwho was a good friend Seven Come Eleven - Johnny Horton - 1956 - 1960 Horton's, learned about the accident he said, "[I] locked myself in one of the hotel's barrooms, and cried.
Bond was attending a football game and died of a heart attack in Dallas hours after Horton died. One of Horton sisters confirmed that the Ward Bond story was true. He loved fishing as much, if not more, than singing and was once billed as "The Singing Fisherman.
His other passion was spiritualism and he was devoted to the writings of Edgar Cayce. The Full Wiki Search: Advertisements. Johnny Horton: Wikis. Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles. Related top topics Longview, Texas. Shreveport, Louisiana. United States. Austin, Texas. Hidden categories: Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references.
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More recently, inBear Family dug up a Johnny Horton recording that had been mysteyously burried for 40 years. Johnny did a lot of country and western, for us Rockabilly freaks, the following tracks are the most interesting and they have all been compiled on a Bear Family LP named "Rockin' Rollin' Johnny Horton " which was first issued in recording dates between brackets. Your name. Your email address.
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