Johnny Horton

Johnny Horton

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Latest Release

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  • Naar De Zevende Hemel
  • September 2020
  • 1 Song

Top Songs

1
The Battle of New Orleans
2
Sink the Bismark
3
North to Alaska
4
Whispering Pines [Album Version]
5
When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below) [Album Version]

Albums

  • Keep On Smiling

    Aug 2019 • 1 song

  • Essentials

    Mar 2015 • 18 songs

  • Country Legend Replays

    Mar 2015 • 22 songs

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  • Johnny Horton
  • Biography

    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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