Don Gibson

About Don Gibson

Singer/songwriter Don Gibson was one of the most popular and influential forces in 1950s and '60s country, scoring numerous hit singles as a performer and a songwriter. His music touched on both traditional country and highly produced country-pop, which is part of the reason he had such a broad audience. For nearly a decade after his first hit single, "Sweet Dreams," in 1956, he was a reliable hitmaker, and his songs have become country classics, covered by a wide range of artists including Patsy Cline, Ray Charles, Kitty Wells, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, and Ronnie Milsap.

Shelby, NC, United States
April 3, 1928

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