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Whatever Happened To Webb Pierce?

Which Classic Country Legend had the most #1 hits in the 1950′s?

Hank Williams? No.  Roy Acuff? Nope.  Lefty Frizzell? No, not him either.

It was the man singing in the video above with Red Sovine helping out.

Webb Pierce.  And by the way, that song they’re singing ‘In The Jailhouse Now’?  That song was #1 for…are you ready…an unbelievable 21 weeks!

Webb Pierce’s first #1 hit came in 1952 with ‘Wondering’, a song that charted for 27 weeks and spent 4 weeks at #1.

 

 

So many more giant hits followed…’Slowly’, ‘Love Love Love’, ‘I Don’t Care’, ‘I Ain’t Never’ and on and on.  Webb Pierce was the biggest star in the world of country music in the 1950′s

Born Webb Michael Pierce in West Monroe, Louisiana, the World War II veteran forst started recording in the late 1940′s, and his incredible run of hit’s commenced in the 1950′s and for a decade never slowed down.

Almost as well known for his, shall we say, excessive lifestyle as his magnificent country music, Webb was well known for his Nudie suits. convertibles lined with silver dollars and his $30,000 guitar shaped swimming pool.

His final chart success came in 1982, a duet of ‘In The Jailhouse Now’ with Willie Nelson.

Webb waged a long battle with pancreatic cancer, which he finally lost in 1991 at the age of 69.

But the legend did leave us with a host of great classic #1 hits, including ‘There Stands The Glass’.

 

 

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