Editors’ Notes Marty Robbins was an established country act by 1959, but this album made him a household name. His rich, agile voice had as much in common with Top 40 crooners as country singers, and his charismatic delivery helped land a number of these cuts on the pop charts. "Big Iron" and "El Paso"—both penned by Robbins—were huge hits, offering dramatic narratives full of danger and romance. And traditional tunes like "Billy the Kid" and "Utah Carol" fit perfectly into the mythic Western world Robbins conjured up.

SONG
Big Iron
1
3:55
 
A Hundred and Sixty Acres
2
1:40
 
They're Hanging Me Tonight
3
3:04
 
Cool Water
4
3:09
 
Billy the Kid
5
2:19
 
Utah Carol
6
3:13
 
The Strawberry Roan
7
3:23
 
The Master's Call
8
3:05
 
Running Gun
9
2:10
 
El Paso
10
4:19
 
In the Valley
11
1:48
 
The Little Green Valley
12
2:26
 
The Hanging Tree
13
2:50
 
Saddle Tramp
14
2:03
 
El Paso
15
4:38
 

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