Johnny Horton’s star blazed brightly and brilliantly and although he only cut three proper albums during his life, they’ve had a lasting effect on country music. His ability to fuse Honky Tonk, rockabilly and pop foreshadowed country music’s mainstream crossover decades before anyone dreamed of making country music big business. His low key charisma, down home charm and big, booming vocal style - heavily influenced by his pal Hank Williams – produced records that still sound fresh and timely almost 50 years after his untimely demise.
Horton was born in L.A. in 1925, but his parents were itinerant blue-collar workers from Tyler, Texas. His parents moved between Texas and California for most... Read More