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Whatever Happened To Red Foley

If you want to hear a great gospel song sung by a great country gospel singer, you can’t do much better than Red Foley.

For more than 2 decades, Red was one of the biggest star’s in the world, selling over 25 million records. In 1951 his ‘Peace In The Valley’ was one of the first million selling gospel records.

 

 

A Grand Ole Opry veteran, Red also was a host of the ‘Ozark Mountain Jubilee’ from 1955-1960.

Among his many #1 country and gospel hits, here the Country Music Hall of Famer sings his 1950 #1 classic ‘Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy’.

 

 

So whatever happened to the great Red Foley?

It was on September 19, 1968 that Red was doing a show in Fort Wayne, Indiana with Billy Walker and a then 20-year-old Hank Williams, Jr. Red ended the second show that night by singing one of his biggest hits ‘Peace In The Valley’. Later that night, Red passed away in his sleep from respiratory failure.

He was only 58.

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