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Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine was born on July 19th, 1918 in Charleston, West Virginia. As a child he was taught to play the guitar by his mother and at age 17 he joined WCHS radio in Charleston with country singer Johnny Bailes.

After years of blue collar work for Gotham Hosiery Company , he broke into the music business with the Bailes Brothers in Shreveport, Louisiana. With the help of Hank Williams, Red landed a recording contract with MGM, Red replaced Williams with the Louisanna Hayride in 1949. After moving to Nashiville with Hayride c-ostar Webb Pierce, Red signed a contract with Decca Records, and had several top 40 hits under their umbrella including; "Are you mine," "Why Baby Why," and "Little Rosa."

Red signed up with Starday Records in 1959 and had many hits over the next two decades. Some of the most memorable being "Giddy-up Go," "Phantom 309," and "Teddy Bear." His song "Teddy Bear," is listed as #101 of country music's top 500 songs ever an impressive placing concidering the thousands of country songs that have been made.

The majority of Red's music was of the country music subgenre "truck driver music." Even if your not a country music fan his song's are worth listening too, especially "The King's Last Concert," "Bringing Mary Home," and "Teddy Bear."

Red has yet to be inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame but I have no doubt this legend will be. Red's music was one of the main reason I went 'against the grain' in the late 70's and loved country music as a kid.
Red Sovine Discography:

2002
Pledge of Allegiance And Other Classic Narrations
2001
Phantom 309
2000
16 Gospel Super Hits
1996
The Best of the Trucks
The Best of The Best
1995
The Best of Red Sovine
1994
Giddy-up Go
Classic Narrations
16 New Gospel Songs
1990
Sings Hank Williams
The Legendary Red Sovine
1989
Crying in the Chapel
Famous Duets
Golden Hits
1988
Classic Red
1987
Phantom 309
1981
Gone But Not Forgotten
1977
Woodrow Wilson Sovine
Red Sovine's 16 Greatest Hits
1976
Teddy Bear
1974
It'll Come Back
1972
The Greater Grand Ole Opry
1970
I Know You're Married But I Love You Still
A Dear John Letter
Anytime
1969
Who Am I)
The Country Way
1968
Sunday With Sovine
Tell Maude I Slipped
Phantom 309
1968
Farewell, So Long, Goodbye
The Nashville Sound of Red Sovine
I Didn't Jump The Fence
1966
Giddy-up Go
1965
Little Rosa )
Town and Country Action
Country Music Time
1964
Red Sovine
1963
Country Hits Made Famous by Atkins and Ford
1962
Golden Country Ballads of the 60's
1961
The One and Only Red Sovine
1957
Red Sovine

Red Sovine
1918-1980
Rest In Peace


http://chartrecords.net/sovine.htm
http://countrymusic.about.com/library/top500/bltop500g.htm
http://www.bsnpubs.com/king/stardaystory.html
http://hometown.aol.com/juvenilehi/Sovine.html

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