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Encyclopedia > Faron Young
A Faron Young promotional photo.
A Faron Young promotional photo.

Faron Young (born February 25, 1932, near Shreveport, Louisiana, died December 10, 1996), was an American country music singer, predominantly in the honky tonk genre. Album cover File links The following pages link to this file: Faron Young ... Album cover File links The following pages link to this file: Faron Young ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... : Port City , River City , Rachet City : The Next Great City of the South United States Louisiana Caddo 117. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Honky tonk was originally the name of a type of bar common throughout the southern United States, also Honkatonk or Honkey-tonk. ...

Starting off singing at the local Optimist Club, Young was discovered by Webb Pierce, who brought him to star on the Louisiana Hayride radio program on KWKH in 1951. Optimist International is a service club whose slogan is Bringing out the best in kids. ... Webb Pierce (born August 8, 1921 - February 24, 1991) was an American country music singer. ... The Louisiana Hayride was a radio broadcast from the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States that during its heyday from 1948 to 1960 helped launch the careers of the some of the greatest names in American music. ... KWKH is a classic country music radio station serving Shreveport, Louisiana. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

He was drafted into the Army in late 1952, just after he was signed to Capitol Records. Nicknamed "The Hillbilly Heartthrob" and "The Singing Sheriff," he had many hits including: The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the...

  • "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')"
  • "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young"
  • "Sweet Dreams"
  • "Alone With You"
  • "Hello, Walls" (written by Willie Nelson)
  • "It's Four In The Morning" (written by Jerry Chesnut).
  • "Here I Am In Dallas"

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Young co-founded with Preston Temple the Nashville trade newspaper, the Music City News. Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: , Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ...

Young died at the age of 64 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been in failing health when he took his own life. A gunshot is the discharge of a firearm, and the sound effect thereof; the term can also refer to a wound caused by such a discharge. ... Superficial bullet wounds In medicine, a wound is a type of physical trauma wherein the skin is torn, cut or punctured (an open wound), or where blunt force trauma causes a contusion (a closed wound). ...


Legacy and influence

  • "It's Four In The Morning" was the first video to appear on CMT on March 5, 1983.
  • In 1985, the country singer inspired homage from British rock group, Prefab Sprout, whose multimillion-selling album, "Steve McQueen" contains the song "Faron Young." The song has the refrain: You give me Faron Young four in the morning / Forgive me Faron Young four in the morning..."

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Album Discography

  • 1957 Sweethearts Or Strangers (Capitol T-778)
  • 1958 Object of My Affection (Capitol T-1004)
  • 1958 This Is Faron Young (CapitolT-1096)
  • 1959 My Garden of Prayer (Capitol T-1185)
  • 1959 Talk About Hits (Capitol T-1245)
  • 1960 Sings The Best (Capitol ST-1450)
  • 1961 Hello Walls (Capitol ST-1528)
  • 1961 The Young Approach (Capitol ST-1634)
  • 1963 All Time Greatest Hits (Capitol DT-2037)
  • 1964 Memory Lane (Capitol DT-2037)
  • 1965 Falling in Love (Capitol DT-2307)
  • 1966 If You Aint Lovin' You Aint Livin (Capitol DT-2536)
  • 1966 It's Great Life (Tower DT-5022)
  • 1966 Faron Young (Hilltop JS-6037)
  • 1968 The World of Faron Young (Tower ST-5121)
  • 1968 Just Out of Reach (Hilltop JS-6062)
  • 1969 I'll Be Yours ( Hilltop JS-6073)
  • 1963 This Is Faron (Mercury SR-60785)
  • 1963 Aims At The West (Mercury SR-60840)
  • 1964 Story Songs for Country Folks (Mercury SR-60896)
  • 1964 Country Dance Favorites (Mercury SR-60931)
  • 1964 Story Songs of Mountains and Valleys (Mercury SR-60931)
  • 1965 Pen and Papaer (Mercury SR-61007
  • 1965 Greatest Hits (Mercury SR-61047)
  • 1966 Sings The Songs of Jim Reeves (Mercury SR-61058)
  • 1967 Unmitigated Gall (Mercury SR-61110)
  • 1968 Greatest Hits 2 (Mercury SR-61143)
  • 1968 Here's Faron Young (Mercury SR-61174)
  • 1969 I've Got Precious Memories (Mercury SR-61212)
  • 1969 Wine Me Up (Mercury SR-61241)
  • 1970 The Best (Mercury SR-61267)
  • 1970 Occasional Wife (Mercury SR-61275)
  • 1971 Leavin' and Sayin' Goodbye (Mercury SR-61354)
  • 1972 Its Four in the Morning (Mercury SR-61359)
  • 1972 This Little Girl of Mine (Mercury SR-61364)
  • 1973 This Time The Hurtin's On Me (Mercury SR-61376)
  • 1973 Just What I had in Mind (Mercury SRM1-674)
  • 1974 Some Kind of Woman (Mercury SRM1-698)
  • 1974 A Man and His Music (Mercury SRM1-1016
  • 1976 I'd Just be Fool Enough (Mercury SRM1-1075)
  • 1977 The Best 2 (Mercury SRM1-1130)
  • 1978 That Young Feelin' (Mercury SRM1-5005)
  • 1979 Chapter Two (MCA -3092)
  • 1980 Free and Easy (MCA - 3212)
  • 1987 Funny How Time Slips Away w/ Willie Nelson (Cloumbia FC - 39484)
  • 1987 Here's To You (Step One SOR - 0040)
  • 1987 Greatest Hits 1-3 (Step One SOR - 43/44/45)
  • 1988 Country Christmas (Step One SOP - 0059)
  • 1993 Live in Branson (Laserlight 12137)

Movie Roles

  • 1956 Hidden Guns
  • 1956 Daniel Boone, Trial Blazer
  • 1957 Raiders of Old Califonia
  • 1958 Country Music Holiday
  • 1966 Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar
  • 1966 Nashville Rebel
  • 1967 What Am I bid?
  • 1967 The Road to Nashville
  • 1977 That's Country

External links

  • http://www.faronyoungsite.com includes Full Biography, photos video clips and much more.
  • Faron Young obituary at Country Standard Time
  • at the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Faron Young biography
  • [1] Album Covers and Discography

  Results from FactBites:
Faron Young - Biography - AOL Music (919 words)
Emerging in the early '50s, Young was one of the most popular honky tonkers to appear in the wake of Hank Williams' death, partially because he was able to smooth out some of the grittiest elements of his music.
Faron Young was born and raised outside of Shreveport, LA. While he was growing up on his father's dairy farm, he was given a guitar, and by the time he entered high school, he had begun singing in a country band.
Soon, Young developed a reputation for finding promising new songwriters, bringing Roy Drusky's "Alone With You" to the top of the charts in the summer of 1958 and taking Willie Nelson's "Hello Walls" to number one in 1961; Young was one of the first artists to record a Nelson song.
Faron Young (1331 words)
Hilda, the woman Faron would eventually marry and then, after 40 years, divorce, is said to have accused him of threatening her with a gun and, on several occasions, shooting holes in the kitchen ceiling.
In 1972, Faron popped up with another big hit, his first in a while, with "Four In The Morning" but, as the decade wore on, his star began to fade and he was dropped from Mercury in 1979.
I remember Faron being booked into a local country "night club" during the early eighties and thinking what a shame it was that an icon like Faron Young had been reduced to again playing the honky tonks.
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