Marty Robbins

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Martin David Robinson was born on September 26, 1925 near Glendale, Arizona and served in the US Navy during World War II where he learned to play a guitar and began writing songs.

Returning home after his discharge from the military in 1945, Marty began his singing career at local venues in and around Phoenix before hosting his own radio and television show.

Landing a recording contract with Columbia Records in 1952 his “I’ll Go It Alone” reached #1 on the country music charts. “I Couldn’t Keep From Crying,” “That’s All Right,” and “Maybelline” kept him in the country music top five until his second #1 country hit, “Singing The Blues” also introduced him to the pop charts nationally.

The summer of 1957 found Marty Robbins with his “White Sport Coat” #1 on the country surveys and peaking at #2 on the Pop charts. With over 100 hits, 16 would top the country charts and more than two dozen would debut on the Pop surveys.

Among Marty’s other hits were, “The Story of My Life,” “Just Married,” “El Paso,” “Don’t Worry,” “Devil Woman,” “Ruby Ann,” “Ribbon of Darkness,” “Tonight Carmen,” “I Walk Alone,” “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife,” “Padre,” “Some Memories Just Won’t Die, “Among My Souvenirs” and “Big Iron.”

A multiple Grammy Winner and a star of the Grand Ole Opry Marty Robbins is in the Country Music Hall of Fame, was named “Artist of the Decade” by the Academy of Country Music and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

On December 8, 1982 at the age of 57, Marty Robbins died in Nashville of a heart attack during heart surgery.