Don GibsonMarch 06, 2012
(Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Bass)
Date of Birth: April 3, 1928 Place of Birth: Shelby, North Carolina Married: 1. Bobbi (div.), 2. Barbara Patterson Children: Autumn ScarlettDon Gibson, who dominated the charts in the 1950ís and 1960ís, is one of Country musicís premier singer/songwriters. As a staff writer for legendary Acuff-Rose Music, Gibsonís songs helped build the company into the giant it is today and his songs are continually take artists to the top of the charts.
As a teenager, he helped form the Sons of the Soil, taking the role of bass player and the band played songs popularized by the Sons of the Pioneers. By 1948, they had their own show on WHOS Shelby, although they all still had day jobs.
After less than successful recording tries, Don was signed to RCA Victor in 1958 by Chet Atkins. His recording of the self-penned Oh, Lonesome Me remained on the charts for a total of 34 weeks, eight of them as No. 1. The flip side, I Canít Stop Loving You, made it to the Top 10 on the Country charts. This classic has now been recorded more than 700 times and has received over 4 million performances on the radio. Don continued a string of chart hits through the 1960ís and in 1970 signed with Hickory Records where his success continued.
Donís releases as a recording artist rank him near among Country musicís greatest achievers, with more than 80 singles on the charts, but his real legacy is the songs he has written, which provided enjoyment for millions of fans and launched the careers of many singers. In 1973, Don was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 1990, 1991 and 1993, he was nominated for the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Blue Blue DayWho CaresSweet DreamsSea of HeartacheCause I Believe in You Woman (Sensuous Woman)Any Day Now