Johnny Horton

Johnny Horton

Johnny Horton


Latest Release

Danny Horton WLP acoustic session album art
  • Danny Horton WLP acoustic session
  • March 2022
  • 6 Songs

Top Songs

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The Battle of New Orleans
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When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below) [Album Version]
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Sink the Bismark
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Whispering Pines [Album Version]
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Battle Of New Orleans


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Johnny Horton


Although he is better-remembered for his historical songs, Johnny Horton was one of the best and most popular honky tonk singers of the late '50s. Horton managed to infuse honky tonk with an urgent rockabilly underpinning. His career may have been cut short by a fatal car crash in 1960, but his music reverberated throughout the next three decades. Horton was born in Los Angeles in 1925, the son of sharecropping parents. During his childhood, his family continually moved between California and Texas, in an attempt to find work. His mother taught him how to play guitar at the a...
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