Johnny Horton

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Johnny Horton
Photo Credit: crown022002
Age: 35 (age at death)
Height: Height unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: One line executive summary

John Gale "Johnny" Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music and rockabilly singer most famous for his semi-folk, so-called "saga songs" which began the "historical ballad" craze of the late 1950s and early 1960s. With them, he had several major successes, most notably in 1959 with the song "The Battle of New Orleans" (written by Jimmy Driftwood), which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The song was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and in 2001 ranked No. 333 of the Recording Industry Association of America's "Songs of the Century". His first hit, a number 1 song in 1959, was "When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)". Wikipedia


From this profile you will find 36 photos, 10 trivia items, 66 lists, 77 albums, 397 songs, 20 film credits, 1 news story, 1 relationship, and key facts about Johnny Horton!

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Johnny Horton is a member of the following lists: Columbia Records artists, Grammy Award winners, People from Los Angeles, California, American male singers, American country singers, People from Shreveport, Louisiana, American country singer-songwriters, Mercury Records artists, 1960 deaths and 1925 births.

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397 Songs »
1 The Battle Of New Orleans 1991
2 North To Alaska 1991
3 Battle Of New Orleans
4 Sink The Bismark 2012
5 Johnny Reb 2012
6 I'm Coming Home 1959
7 Sink The Bismarck 1991
8 All For The Love Of A Girl 1991
9 Lover's Rock 1959
10 Whispering Pines 2012
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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