(April 3 1928 in Shelby , North Carolina ; November 17 2003) was an American country singer and - songwriter . Among his best known songs include I Can not Stop Loving You , Oh Lonesome Me, Sea of Heartbreak and A Legend in My Time. Already in 1942 he was a professional guitarist in 1944.
A first recording was of a music producer Murray Nash at the radio station WBBO in Forrest City , North Carolina, in October 1948 for Mercury Records organize Frequent change of record companies and band members were now on the agenda. Gibson's new band was called from 1950 Don Gibson & His King Cotton Kinfolks, at the Steve Sholes of RCA Records auditioned..
The density of the recording dates were still comparatively low, because they found for Gibson instead of just on an annual basis. When he died on 12th September 1955 his self-penned ballad Sweet Dreams for MGM Records recorded, was the largest country music publisher Acuff Rose Music Publishing notice of him. Co-owner Wesley Rose hired him as a composer. With a ninth place in the country music charts , it was for Don Gibson, the first and only hit parade yield recovert successfully by Faron Young (second place). Patsy Cline took Sweet Dreams just before her death and took the title in May 1963 and on fifth of the charts. A variety of other artists picked up this title, including Reba McEntire (7 February 1979, # 19).
So Gibson had arrived in Nashville, which established itself as the center of American country music. As on 3 December 1957 the Gibson Oh Lonesome Me compositions and I Can not Stop Loving You was recorded, changed the date for more than 10 years, relatively unsuccessful country singer of the situation. Gibson was now one of the first of the Nashville Sound benefited because both titles already complied with the requirements of this musical style. Chet Atkins had taken out the fiddle and this weakened the steel guitar. These were two of the early country hits, as the crossover could penetrate into the pop charts. Ole Lonesome Me was actually the original title of it, however, was Oh Lonesome Me as retarded spelling mistakes a secretary uncorrected in the studio. Following the publication in December 1957 documented Oh Lonesome Me topped the country charts for 8 weeks and seventh of the pop- charts. Now, the market had seen Gibson's talent apparently.
Good sold records and good rankings in the country hit parade was followed by the top hit Blue Blue Day (June 26, 1957; rank one) Give Myself A Party (recorded on February 27, 1958, fifth place) and Look Who's Blue in the same session (eighth), Who Cares (26 September 1958, third place), Do not Tell Me Your Troubles (March 16, 1959, fifth place) and Just One Time (January 3, 1960, Rank 2). One of his biggest hits, Sea of Heartbreak (5th April 1961, second place), did not come from his pen, but by Hal David and Paul Hampton sounded, however, clearly lyrically melancholy after Gibson's writing. In November 1959 he was elected as the best songwriter of country music for 1959 Paxton. Don Gibson died in 2003 at the hospital and is buried at Sunset Cemetery, Shelby city of his birth.