Marty Robbins, singer, actor, racing driver
Singer ~ Actor ~ Racing driver
birth name: Martin David Robinson

Marty Robbins

September 26, 1925, Glendale, AZ ~ December 8, 1982, Nashville, TN

I didn't choose a word or anything. I just wrote the song until it stopped. ~ Marty Robbins

He is known for many styles of music - pure honky-tonk, rockabilly, gospel, straight-ahead pop, blues and Hawaiian. But fans remember Marty Robbins best for his cowboy songs. ~ IMDb: Marty Robbins ~ retrieved January 17, 2015 © IMDb

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September 26, 1959 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) Lloyd Price, I'm Gonna Get Married ~ #2 (1) The Browns, The Three Bells ~ #1 (2) Santo & Johnny, Sleep Walk


No artist in the history of country music has had a more stylistically diverse career than Marty Robbins. Never content to remain just a country singer, Robbins performed successfully in a dazzling array of styles during more than 30 years in the business. To his credit, Robbins rarely followed trends but often took off in directions that stunned both his peers and fans. Plainly Robbins was not hemmed in by anyone's definition of country music. ~ Allmusic: Marty Robbins ~ retrieved January 17, 2015 © Allmusic

His grandfather, a traveling salesman and first-rate storyteller of old Western tales, was another important influence on Robbins. “His name was 'Texas' Bob Heckle,'” Robbins later recalled. “He had two little books of poetry he would sell. I used to sing him church songs and he would tell me stories. A lot of the songs I've written were brought about because of stories he told me. Like 'Big Iron' I wrote because he was a Texas Ranger. At least he told me he was.” ~ Marty Robbins ~ retrieved January 17, 2015 ©

Marty Robbins ~ Awarded an Academy Of Country Music 2009 Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award.

Marty Robbins ~ Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs (1959) ~ #30 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 All Time Best Albums in 2012.

Marty Robbins ~ El Paso ~ Ranked #338 RIAA Songs Of The Century in 2001.

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