Singer, songwriter Don Gibson
Singer ~ Songwriter
birth name: Donald Eugene Gibson

Don Gibson

April 3, 1928, Shelby, NC ~ November 17, 2003, Nashville, TN

“The only thing I was any good at is music.” ~ Don Gibson

Singer/songwriter Don Gibson was one of the most popular and influential forces in '50s and '60s country, scoring numerous hit singles as a performer and a songwriter. Gibson's music touched on both traditional country and highly produced country-pop, which is part of the reason he had such a broad audience. For nearly a decade after his first hit single, Sweet Dreams, in 1956, he was a reliable hitmaker, and many of his songs have become country classics - they have been covered by a wide range of artists, including Patsy Cline, Ray Charles, Kitty Wells, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, and Ronnie Milsap. ~ Allmusic: Don Gibson ~ retrieved November 15, 2013 © Allmusic

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A talented songwriter, Gibson was nicknamed The Sad Poet because he frequently wrote songs that told of loneliness and lost love. ~ Wikipedia: Don Gibson ~ retrieved January 17, 2016 © Wikipedia

Don Gibson ~ Inducted in the 2009 North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame.

As a Writer or co-writer

Ray Charles ~ I Can't Stop Loving You (Gibson) ~ Ranked #164 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time in 2010 ~ When Charles put out Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music,DJs picked up on this remake of the Kitty Wells hit, which hadn't been released as a single. After Charles heard that white vocalist Tab Hunter had cut his own rendition of the song, ABC rushed out a 45-friendly two-and-a-half-minute version. ~ 2010 © Rolling Stone

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