Red Sovine

Although country singer Red Sovine is best known for his trucker themed narratives (a wildly successful series of late 1960s/early 1970s hits that earned him the title “King of the Recitations”) his long, colorful career embraced the full spectrum of country music tradition. Whether crooning sentimental “heart songs,” roaring upbeat honky-tonk or dabbling in supercharged rockabilly, Sovine demonstrated a natural gift for emphatic, appealing performances that kept him ranked as substantial force for decades. From his pre-war teenage start in the business to his post-war stardom, Sovine... Read More

City Of Origin:
Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Genre:
Country
Birthdate:
07/17/1917
Death date:
04/04/1980
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