I Can't Stop Loving You
"I Can't Stop Loving You" is a popular song written and composed by country singer and musician Don Gibson, who first recorded it on December 30, 1957, for RCA Victor Records. It was released in 1958 as the B-side of "Oh, Lonesome Me", becoming a double-sided country hit single. At the time of Gibson's death in 2003, the song had been recorded by more than 700 artists. Gibson wrote both "I Can't Stop Loving You" and "Oh, Lonesome Me" on June 7, 1957, in Knoxville, Tennessee. "I sat down to write a lost love ballad," Gibson said in Dorothy Horstman's 1975 book Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy. "After writing several lines to the song, I looked back and saw the line'I can't stop loving you.' I said,'That would be a good title,' so I went ahead and rewrote it in its present form." The song was covered by Ray Charles in 1962, featured on Charles' Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, released as a single. Charles' version reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks; this version went to number one on the U.
S. R&B and Adult Contemporary charts. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1962. Charles reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1962. The Ray Charles version is noted for his saying the words before the last five lines of the song on the final chorus: "Sing the Song, Children". Choral backing was provided by The Randy Van Horne Singers, it was ranked No. 164 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and No. 49 on CMT's "100 Greatest Songs in Country Music". The song was featured in the climax of Metropolis. Note: This original recording was released as "I Can't Stop Lovin' You"; the song has been recorded by many other artists. Some recordings are titled as "I Can't Stop Lovin' You". 1958: Kitty Wells on her album Kitty Wells' Golden Favorites. 1963: Johnny Tillotson on his album Talk Back Trembling Lips 1963: Paul Anka on his album Songs I Wish I'd Written 1964: Faron Young on his album Country Dance Favorites 1964: Frank Sinatra recorded the song for his album It Might As Well Be Swing, his second collaboration with Count Basie and his orchestra 1964: Jim Reeves on his last album The Jim Reeves Way, released in 1965 1964: Ike & Tina Turner covered the song in 1964.
The Ike & Tina Turner Show in January 1965. 1965: Duke Ellington recorded the song for his album Ellington'66 1965: Andy Williams on his album Andy Williams' Dear Heart 1966: Pavel Novak, Czech singer 1967: Ronnie Dove on his LP Cry 1969: Elvis Presley performed the song live from 1969 till his final tours in 1977, first recording it on the RCA release Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada 1969: Jerry Lee Lewis recorded it on the album Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 2 Guy & Ralna included a recording of the song on their 1973 album Country Songs We Love to Sing. 1974: Donna Hightower recorded in Spain it on her Columbia album "I'm In Love with Love" 1974: Dolly Parton and Chet Atkins performed the song on The Porter Wagoner Show in 1974. 1972: Conway Twitty on his album of the same name. The song reached No. 27 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart. 1978: Mary K. Miller reached No. 28 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart. 1981: Millie Jackson recorded an upbeat, disco-influenced version for her Just a Lil' Bit Country album.
The song was released as a single in the U. S. and charted #62 R&B. 1991: Van Morrison on his album Hymns to the Silence.
Ray Charles Robinson was an American singer, songwriter and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray", he was referred to as "The Genius". Charles started losing his vision at the age of 5, by 7 he was blind, he pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s by combining blues and blues, gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic. He contributed to the integration of country music and blues, pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, notably with his two Modern Sounds albums. While he was with ABC, Charles became one of the first black musicians to be granted artistic control by a mainstream record company. Charles cited Nat King Cole as a primary influence, but his music was influenced by Louis Jordan and Charles Brown, he became friends with Quincy Jones. Their friendship lasted until the end of Charles's life. Frank Sinatra called Ray Charles "the only true genius in show business", although Charles downplayed this notion.
In 2002, Rolling Stone ranked Charles number ten on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", number two on their November 2008 list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". Billy Joel said, "This may sound like sacrilege, but I think Ray Charles was more important than Elvis Presley". Ray Charles Robinson was the son of Bailey Robinson, a laborer, Aretha Williams, his mother was a teenage orphan making a living as a sharecropper. They lived in Florida with Robinson's father and his wife, Mary Jane Robinson; the Robinson family had informally adopted Aretha, she took the surname Robinson. When she became pregnant by Bailey, incurring scandal, she left Greenville late in the summer of 1930 to be with family members in Albany, Georgia for the baby's birth, after which mother and child returned to Greenville, she and Mary Jane shared in Ray's upbringing. He was devoted to his mother and recalled her perseverance, self-sufficiency, pride as guiding lights in his life, his father abandoned the family, left Greenville, married another woman elsewhere.
In his early years, Charles showed an interest in mechanical objects and would watch his neighbors working on their cars and farm machinery. His musical curiosity was sparked at Wylie Pitman's Red Wing Cafe, at the age of three, when Pitman played boogie woogie on an old upright piano. Charles and his mother were always welcome at the Red Wing Cafe and lived there when they were in financial distress. Pitman would care for Ray's younger brother George, to take some of the burden off their mother. George drowned in his mother's laundry tub. Charles started to lose his sight at the age of four or five, was blind by the age of seven as a result of glaucoma. Destitute and mourning the loss of her younger son, Aretha Robinson used her connections in the local community to find a school that would accept a blind African-American pupil. Despite his initial protest, Charles attended school at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine from 1937 to 1945. Charles further developed his musical talent at school and was taught to play the classical piano music of J.
S. Bach and Beethoven, his teacher, Mrs. Lawrence, taught him how to use braille music, a difficult process that requires learning the left hand movements by reading braille with the right hand and learning the right hand movements by reading braille with the left hand, combining the two parts. While Charles was happy to play classical music, he was more interested in the jazz and country music he heard on the radio. On Fridays, the South Campus Literary Society held assemblies at which Charles would play piano and sing popular songs. On both Halloween and George Washington's birthday, the black department of the school held socials at which Charles would play, it was here he established "RC Robinson and the Shop Boys" and sang his own arrangement of "Jingle Bell Boogie". During this time, he performed on WFOY radio in St. Augustine. Ray Charles' mother died in the Spring of 1944, when Ray was 14, her death came as a shock to him. Charles returned to school after the funeral but was expelled in October for playing a prank on his teacher.
After leaving school, Charles moved to Jacksonville with a couple, friends with his late mother. He played the piano for bands at the Ritz Theatre in LaVilla for over a year, he joined the musicians' union in the hope. He befriended many union members, but others were less kind to him because he would monopolize the union hall's piano, since he did not have one at home, he started to build a reputation as a talented musician in Jacksonville, but the jobs did not come fast enough for him to construct a strong identity. He decided to move to a bigger city with more opportunities. At age 16, Charles moved to Orlando, where he lived in borderline poverty and went without food for days, it was difficult for musicians to find work, as since World War II had ended there were no "G. I. Joes" left to entertain. Charles started to write arrangements for a pop music band, in the summer of 1947 he unsuccessfully auditioned to play piano for Lucky Millinder and his sixteen-piece band. In 1947, Charles moved to Tampa, where he had two jobs: one as a pianist for Charles Brantley's Honeydippers.
In his early career, he modeled himself on Nat King Cole. His first four recordings—"Wondering and Wondering", "Walking and Talkin
Roy Kelton Orbison was an American singer and musician known for his powerful voice, wide vocal range, impassioned singing style, complex song structures, dark, emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music as operatic, nicknaming him "the Caruso of Rock" and "the Big O". While most male rock-and-roll performers in the 1950s and 1960s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison's songs instead conveyed vulnerability. During performances, he was known for standing still and solitary and for wearing black clothes to match his dyed jet-black hair and dark sunglasses. Born in Texas, Orbison began singing in a country-and-western band in high school, he was signed by Sam Phillips, of Sun Records, in 1956, but his greatest success came with Monument Records. From 1960 to 1966, 22 of his singles reached the Billboard Top 40, he wrote or co-wrote all that rose to the Top 10, including "Only the Lonely", "Running Scared", "Crying", "In Dreams", "Oh, Pretty Woman". Soon afterward, he was struck by a number of personal tragedies.
In the 1980s, Orbison experienced a resurgence in popularity following the success of several cover versions of his songs. In 1988, he co-founded the Traveling Wilburys, a rock supergroup, with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne. Orbison died of a heart attack in December 1988 at the age of 52. One month Orbison's song "You Got It", co-written with Lynne and Petty, was released as a solo single and became his first hit to break the U. S. Top 10 in 25 years. Orbison's honors include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in the same year, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989. Rolling Stone placed him at number 37 on their list of the "Greatest Artists of All Time" and number 13 on their list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time'. In 2002, Billboard magazine listed Orbison at number 74 in the Top 600 recording artists. Roy Kelton Orbison was born in Vernon, the middle son of Orbie Lee Orbison, an oil well driller and car mechanic, Nadine Vesta Shults, a nurse.
After the Great Depression, the family moved to Fort Worth in 1942 searching for work, according to Marcel Riesco's research on the "Authorized Roy Orbison" both parents found jobs at the aircraft factories, expanded as a result of the United States entering World War II. Orbison’s direct paternal ancestor was Thomas Orbison from Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland who settled in Pennsylvania Colony in the mid 18th century. Young Roy Orbison attended Denver Avenue Elementary School until a polio scare prompted the family to return to Vernon. In 1946, they moved to Wink, Texas. Orbison described life in Wink as "football, oil fields, oil and sand" and expressed relief that he was able to leave the desolate town. All the Orbison children were afflicted with poor eyesight, he was not confident about his appearance and began dyeing his nearly-white hair black when he was still young. He was quiet, self-effacing, remarkably polite and obliging—a product, biographer Alan Clayson wrote, of his Southern upbringing.
He was available to sing and became the focus of attention when he did. He considered his voice memorable. On Roy's sixth birthday, his father gave him a guitar, he recalled that by the age of seven, "I was finished, you know, for anything else". His major musical influence as a youth was country music, he was moved by Lefty Frizzell's singing, with its slurred syllables.. He enjoyed Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. One of the first musicians he heard in person was Ernest Tubb, playing on the back of a flatbed truck in Fort Worth. In West Texas, he was exposed to many forms of music: "sepia", Tex-Mex, the orchestral arrangements of Mantovani, cajun; the cajun favorite "Jole Blon" was one of the first songs. At the age of eight, he began singing on a local radio show. By the late 1940s, he was the show's host. In high school and some friends formed a band, the Wink Westerners, they played country standards and Glenn Miller songs at local honky-tonks and had a weekly radio show on KERB in Kermit. When they were offered $400 to play at a dance, Orbison realized that he could make a living in music.
After graduating from Wink High School, he enrolled at North Texas State College in Denton, planning to study geology so that he could secure work in the oil fields if music did not pay. Orbison heard that his North Texas State schoolmate Pat Boone had signed a record deal, which further strengthened his resolve to become a professional musician. While at North Texas State College, Roy heard a song called "Ooby Dooby", composed by Dick Penner and Wade Moore in mere minutes atop a fraternity house at the college, after his first year of college, he returned to Wink with "Ooby Dooby" in hand and continued performing with the Wink Westerners. Orbison moved to Odessa and enrolled in Odessa Junior College; as two members of the band quit, one to attend school elsewhere and one to join the Navy, two new members were added to the group, who won a talent contest and obtained their own television show on KMID-TV in Midland, Texas. The Wink Westerners kept performing on local TV, played dances on the weekends, attended college during the day.
While living in
Rickie Lee Skaggs, known professionally as Ricky Skaggs, is an American country and bluegrass singer, musician and composer. He plays mandolin. Skaggs was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2018. Skaggs was born in Kentucky, he started playing music at age 5 after he was given a mandolin by Hobert. At age 6, he sang on stage with Bill Monroe. At age 7, he appeared on television's Martha White country music variety show, playing with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, he wanted to audition for the Grand Ole Opry at that time, but was told he was too young. In his mid-teens, Skaggs met a fellow teen guitarist, Keith Whitley, the two started playing together with Whitley's banjoist brother Dwight on radio shows. By 1970, they had earned a spot opening for Ralph Stanley and Skaggs and Keith Whitley were thereafter invited to join Stanley's band, the Clinch Mountain Boys. Skaggs joined The Country Gentlemen in Washington, DC, J. D. Crowe's New South. In 1976, Skaggs formed progressive bluegrass band Boone Creek, including members Vince Gill and Jerry Douglas.
For a few years, Skaggs was a member of Emmylou Harris's Hot Band. He wrote the arrangements for Harris's 1980 bluegrass-roots album, Roses in the Snow. In addition to arranging for Harris, Skaggs sang harmony and played mandolin and fiddle in the Hot Band. Skaggs launched his own country career in 1980, achieving 12 #1 hits, 8 CMA awards, 8 ACM awards. In 1982, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the youngest to be inducted at that time. Guitarist and producer Chet Atkins credited Skaggs with "single-handedly" saving country music. In the 1990s and 2000s, Skaggs went back to his bluegrass roots, experimented with new sounds. With his band, Kentucky Thunder, he is a perennial winner of Grammy Awards and International Bluegrass Music Association for best bluegrass album. In 2000, he shared the stage with Phish. On March 20, 2007, Skaggs released an album with rock musician Bruce Hornsby. In 2008, Skaggs released an album. In 2008, Skaggs recorded a bluegrass version of "Old Enough" by the Raconteurs with Ashley Monroe and the Raconteurs.
He played the mandolin on the track as well as sharing vocals with Jack White, Brendan Benson, Ashley Monroe. In 2011, Skaggs with other Bluegrass musicians featured with Irish band, The Brock McGuire Band on their album'Green Grass Blue Grass'. An exploration of the connection between Irish Traditional Music and American Bluegrass and Appalachian music. In 2011, Skaggs contributed to Moody Bluegrass TWO... Much Love, a bluegrass tribute album to the British Progressive Rock band The Moody Blues. Skaggs sang lead vocal on the song "You And Me". In 2012, Skaggs collaborated with Barry Gibb on the song, "Soldier's Son", released on Music to My Ears. In 2015, Skaggs toured with Sharon White and other members of The Whites. Skaggs has been married to Sharon White of The Whites since August 1981, they have 2 children. Skaggs was married to Brenda Stanley and has two children and Mandy, from that relationship. 1983 Best Country Instrumental Performance: New South for Fireball 1984 Best Country Instrumental Performance: Ricky Skaggs for Wheel Hoss 1986 Best Country Instrumental Performance: Ricky Skaggs for Raisin' The Dickins 1991 Best Country Vocal Collaboration: Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner & Vince Gill for Restless 1999 Best Bluegrass Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for Bluegrass Rules!
1998 Best Country Collaboration with Vocals: Clint Black, Joe Diffie, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Pam Tillis, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt & Dwight Yoakam for Same Old Train 2000 Best Bluegrass Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for Ancient Tones 2000 Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for Soldier Of The Cross 2003 Best Country Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for A Simple Life 2004 Best Bluegrass Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for Brand New Strings 2006 Best Bluegrass Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for Instrumentals 2006 Best Musical Album For Children, "Songs From The Neighborhood, The Music Of Mr. Rogers" 2008 Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Ricky Skaggs and The Whites for Salt Of The Earth 2009 Best Bluegrass Album Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass 1946 & 47 1982 Male Vocalist of the Year: Ricky Skaggs 1982 Horizon Award: Ricky Skaggs 1983 Instrumental Group of the Year: Ricky Skaggs Band 1984 Instrumental Group of the Year: Ricky Skaggs Band 1985 Entertainer of the Year: Ricky Skaggs 1985 Instrumental Group of the Year: Ricky Skaggs Band 1987 Vocal Duo of the Year: Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White 1991 Vocal Event of the Year 1981 Top New Male Vocalist of the Year: Ricky Skaggs 1982 Band of the Year - Touring: Ricky Skaggs Band 1983 Band of the Year - Touring: Ricky Skaggs Band 1984 Band of the Year - Touring: Ricky Skaggs Band 1984 Specialty Instrument: Ricky Skaggs 1985 Band of the Year - Touring: Ricky Skaggs Band 1986 Band of the Year - Touring: Ricky Skaggs Band 1987 Specialty Instrument: Ricky Skaggs 1998 Instrumental Group Of The Year: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder 1998 Album Of The Year: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder for Bluegrass Rules!
1999 Instrumental Group Of The Year: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder 2000 Instrumental Group Of The Year: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder 2000 Instrumental
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies. The genre began with the folk-acoustic tradition. Singer-songwriters provide the sole accompaniment to an entire composition or song using a guitar or piano. "Singer-songwriter" is used to define popular music artists who write and perform their own material, self-accompanied on acoustic guitar or piano. Such an artist performs the roles of composer, vocalist, sometimes instrumentalist, self-manager. According to AllMusic, singer-songwriters' lyrics are personal but veiled by elaborate metaphors and vague imagery, their creative concern is to place emphasis on the song rather than their performance of it. Most records by such artists have a straightforward and spare sound that placed emphasis on the song itself; the term has been used to describe songwriters in the rock, folk and pop music genres including Henry Russell, Aristide Bruant, Hank Williams, Buddy Holly. It came into popular usage in the 1960s onwards to describe songwriters who followed particular stylistic and thematic conventions lyrical introspection, confessional songwriting, mild musical arrangements, an understated performing style.
According to writer Larry David Smith, because it merged the roles of composer and singer, the popularity of the singer-songwriter reintroduced the Medieval troubadour tradition of "songs with public personalities" after the Tin Pan Alley era in American popular music. Song topics include political protest, as in the case of the Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie; the concept of a singer-songwriter can be traced to ancient bardic oral tradition, which has existed in various forms throughout the world. Poems would be performed as chant or song, sometimes accompanied by a harp or other similar instrument. After the invention of printing, songs would be performed by ballad sellers; these would be versions of existing tunes and lyrics, which were evolving. This developed into the singer-songwriting traditions of folk culture. Traveling performers existed throughout Europe. Thus, the folklorist Anatole Le Braz gives a detailed account of one ballad singer, Yann Ar Minouz, who wrote and performed songs traveling through Brittany in the late nineteenth century and selling printed versions.
In large towns it was possible to make a living performing in public venues, with the invention of phonographic recording, early singer-songwriters like Théodore Botrel, George M. Cohan and Hank Williams became celebrities. During the period from the 1940s through the 1960s, sparked by the American folk music revival, young performers inspired by traditional folk music and groups like the Almanac Singers and the Weavers began writing and performing their own original material and creating their own musical arrangements; the term "singer-songwriter" in North America can be traced back to singers who developed works in the blues and folk music style. Early to mid-20th century American singer-songwriters include Lead Belly, Jimmie Rodgers, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker, Blind Willie McTell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Son House, Robert Johnson. In the 1940s and 1950s country singer-songwriters like Hank Williams became well known, as well as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, along with Ronnie Gilbert and Lee Hays and other members of the Weavers who performed their topical works to an ever-growing wider audience.
These proto-singer-songwriters were less concerned than today's singer-songwriters with the unadulterated originality of their music and lyrics, would lift parts from other songs and play covers without hesitation. The tradition of writing topical songs was established by this group of musicians. Singers like Seeger and Guthrie would attend rallies for labor unions, so wrote many songs concerning the life of the working classes, social protest; this focus on social issues has influenced the singer-songwriter genre. Additionally in the 1930s through the 1950s several jazz and blues singer-songwriters emerged like Hoagy Carmichael, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Harry Gibson, Nina Simone, as well as in the rock n' roll genre from which emerged influential singer-songwriters Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke, Ritchie Valens, Paul Anka. In the country music field, singer-songwriters like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller, Billy Edd Wheeler, others emerged from the 1940s through the 1960s writing compelling songs about love relationships and other subjects.
The first popular recognition of the singer-songwriter in English-speaking North America and the United Kingdom occurred in the 1960s and early 1970s when a series of blues and country-influenced musicians rose to prominence and popularity. These singer-songwriters included Bob Dylan, Neil Young, John Lennon, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell. Artists, songwriters, notably Carole King, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Diamond began releasing work as performers. In contrast to the storytelling approach of most prior country and folk music, these performers wrote songs from a personal, introspective point of
John Marty Stuart is an American country music singer-songwriter, known for both his traditional style, eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, traditional country music. In the early 1990s, he had a string of country hits. Born in Philadelphia, Stuart is of French, English and Colombian descent. From an early age, he was obsessed with country music and taught himself how to play the guitar and mandolin. At the age of 12, Stuart started performing with the bluegrass group The Sullivan Family, he met Lester Flatt bandmember Roland White. White invited Stuart to play with him and the Nashville Grass at the Labor Day gig in Delaware in 1972. After this, White asked him to join the band permanently and Stuart accepted; this made White responsible for the rest of Stuart's education. Fourteen-year-old Stuart appeared with the band on the final episode of the fifth season of Hee Haw. Marty stayed with Lester Flatt. In 1979, Flatt died. Stuart worked with fiddler Vassar Clements, he worked with guitarist Doc Watson.
In 1980, he joined Johnny Cash's backing band. The previous year, Stuart made his first solo album, With a Little Help From My Friends, on Ridge Runner Records. In 1982, he released. Both of these releases were bluegrass albums, they failed to garner any success. In 1979 he dated daughter of Junior A. Graham. In 1983, Stuart married Cindy, they divorced five years and had no children. In 1985, Stuart left Cash's band to pursue a solo career. In 1985, Stuart accompanied Johnny Cash to Memphis and played on the Class of'55 album that featured Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis. At the end of the session Perkins presented him with his guitar; that year, Stuart left Cash's band and landed a recording contract with Columbia Records. The following year, he released a self-titled album on the label, which produced a Top 20 hit on the Billboard country charts in the song "Arlene." Stuart garnered his first cover story in 1986, appearing in a Mid-South magazine article titled "Nashville's New Hopes."
In the article were Vince Gill, Sweethearts of the Rodeo and Lisa Angelle. Although he had a hit with "Arlene", the album itself did not sell well. Stuart recorded a follow-up album, Let There Be Country, but Columbia failed to release it after Stuart had a heated discussion with the label head over its decision to drop Johnny Cash from the Columbia roster, his marriage to Cindy Cash ended in divorce in 1988. Roland White invited Stuart to rejoin his band as their fiddler and this helped Stuart build his confidence to try again at becoming a singer. Stuart soon returned to Nashville, he landed a deal with MCA Records in 1989 Decca Records. That year, Stuart released his first album on Hillbilly Rock. In 1990, he found commercial success with the album; the title track, "Hillbilly Rock," was his first Top 10 hit on the Country charts. The other song, "Western Girls," broke the Top 20; the album received positive reviews from critics, who compared Marty's work to that of country singer Dwight Yoakam.
The album featured a cover version of the Johnny Cash hit "Cry! Cry! Cry!." In 1991, he released another album and the title track became Stuart's first Top-5 hit. In 1991, Marty co-wrote a song with Travis Tritt called "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'." The song was recorded as a duet on Tritt's 1991 album It's All About to Change, became Marty's biggest hit. In 1992, his former record company, Columbia released his album Let There Be Country; that same year, Stuart released the album This One's Gonna Hurt You on MCA. The album's title track, a duet with Travis Tritt, was released as a single, became another Top Ten hit for Stuart; this One's Gonna Hurt You became Stuart's first gold album. Between 1991 and 1992, Marty and Travis went on the road for the No Hats tour, referring to "hat acts," as it seemed at the time every mainstream country singer was wearing a cowboy hat on stage. Although Stuart built quite a fan following, follow-up success was hard to find. In 1994, Stuart contributed the song "Up Above My Head / Blind Bartimus" with Jerry Sullivan and Tammy Sullivan to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country produced by the Red Hot Organization.
The release of his 1994 album Love and Luck turned out to be less successful. Three singles were released from the album, but only one made the Top 40, his record sales began to slip. This led to MCA releasing the album The Marty Party Hit Pack in 1995; this led to a series of "Marty Party" concerts on the Nashville network. The year 1996 saw the release of another album, Honky Tonkin's. Once again, sales were less than hoped for. Stuart released three singles, with only one reaching the Top 40. In 1997, Stuart married legendary country music singer Connie Smith. Connie and Marty met back in the 1960s, when he saw Connie performing at one of her concerts, he told his mother that day, that someday he would marry her. In 1998, he helped produce Smith's comeback album on Connie Smith, he co-wrote 8 out of 10 songs on the album. Stuart released another album in 1999 called The Pilgrim, along with another unsuccessful single, that failed to make the Top 40. In 2000, Stuart performed the voice of Reverend in Tom Sawyer.
Stuart left MCA in 2000, joining Columbia Records, releasing a new album in 2003. The lead single just missed Top 40 status. In 2005, Stuart l
I'm All Wrapped Up in You
I’m All Wrapped Up in You is a studio album by American country music singer Don Gibson copyrighted by ABC Records and issued under the DJM Records and Tapes label in 1976 in the UK. It was noted to be a Hickory Recording, recorded in Nashville; the tracks on the album were produced between 1976 by Hickory Records. AllMusic lists the tracks as: "I'm All Wrapped Up in You" "World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" "Doin' My Time" "When You Got Love" "Once I Find My Way" "It's All Over" "Bring Back Your Love to Me" "We Live in Two Different Worlds" "I'd Be a Legend in My Time" "Bringin' in the Georgia Mail" All tracks written by Don Gibson except where indicated. "I’m All Wrapped Up in You” "I Wish Her Well" "Doin’ My Time” "Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings" "When You Got Love" "Once I Find My Way" "It’s All Over" "Bring Back Your Love to Me" "We Live in Two Different Worlds" " A Legend in My Time" "Just One Time" "Bringin’ in the Georgia Mail" Adapted from the liner notes of the UK release: Dale Sellers - lead guitar Marvin Lanier - acoustic guitar Earl M. Erb - guitar Russell E. Hicks - steel guitar Terry Lee McMillan - harmonica Thomas B.
Keels - piano Bobby Dyson - bass John A. Stacey - drums Harold Ray Bradley - guitar Thomas Grady Martin - guitar Jerry Stembridge - Pete Drake - steel guitar Hargus "Pig" Robbins - piano Murrey M. Harman Jr. - drums Robert C. Thompson - acoustic guitar Leon Rhodes - six-string bass A. Kenneth Buttrey - drums Bob L. Moore - bass Jerry Shook - guitar Harold L. Chalker - steel Roy M. Huskey Jr. - bass Adapted from the liner notes of the UK release: Leajane Berinati Ginger Holliday Janie Fricke Hoyt H. Hawkins Neal Matthews Jr. Raymond C. Walker Hugh G. Stoker Ernest Duane West Dorothy A. Dillard Jeanine O. Walker William G. Wright Louis D. Nunley Allen M. Henson Adapted from the liner notes of the UK release: Produced by Wesley Rose Mastered at Woodland Sound Studios, Tennessee. Mastering Engineer: Denny Purcell Album photography and hand tinting: Dennis Carney & Bonnie Schiffman Album art direction: Frank Mulvey Album design: Kathy Mashburn