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

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RankTitleYear*
1 The Battle Of New Orleans 2011
2 North To Alaska 2012
3 Battle Of New Orleans
4 Sink The Bismark 2012
5 Johnny Reb 2012
6 I'm Coming Home 1959
7 Sink The Bismarck 2012
8 All For The Love Of A Girl 2012
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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