Marty Robbins

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Marty Robbins, (September 26 1925 - December 8, 1982), born Martin David Robinson near Glendale, Arizona, served in the United States Navy during World War II and went on to become an immensely popular singing star of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee and a talented NASCAR race car driver.

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Amongst his musical accomplishments he won the first Grammy Award ever for a country song for his hit El Paso, won the Grammy Award for the Best Country & Western Recording 1961, won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1970, was named Artist of the Decade (1960-69) by the Academy of Country Music, was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982, and was given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998 for his song El Paso.

Marty Robbins was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975 and is an inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was chosen "Artist of the Decade" for the 1960s by the Academy of Country Music. For his contribution to the recording industry, Marty Robbins has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6666 Hollywood Blvd.

Between recording songs and touring, Marty Robbins was an avid race car driver, competing in NASCAR with the best stock car drivers in the world including at the Daytona 500.

Marty Robbins died on December 8, 1982 and was interred in the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.

Selected discography

  • I'll Go On Alone (1953)
  • That's All Right Mama (1954)
  • Singing the Blues (1956)
  • A White Sport Coat (1957)
  • Story of My Life (1957)
  • The Hanging Tree (1959)
  • El Paso (1959)
  • Big Iron (1960)
  • Ballad of the Alamo (1960)
  • Don't Worry (1961)
  • Devil Woman (1962)
  • Ruby Ann (1962)
  • Begging to You (1964)
  • Cowboy in the Continental Suit (1964)
  • Ribbon of Darkness (1965)
  • Tonight Carmen (1967)
  • I Walk Alone (1968)
  • You Gave Me a Mountain (1969)
  • My Woman, My Woman, My Wife (1970)
  • Walking Piece of Heaven (1973)
  • El Paso City (1976)
  • Among My Souvenirs (1976)
  • Return to Me (1978)
  • Some Memories Just Won't Die (1982)de:Marty Robbins
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