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An Introduction to Faron Young is a sampling of tracks recorded during the singer's tenure with Capitol Records in the late '50s and early '60s. The majority of these songs appealed to both pop and country audiences, not only achieving wide crossover popularity for Faron Young, but introducing such up-and-coming songwriters of the era as Don Gibson, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson who penned the number one hit "Hello Walls." The casual listener will be pleased with the choice of material, but the collector who wants more should search for the massive five-disc set The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young on Bear Family.


Born: 25 February 1932 in Shreveport, LA

Genre: Country

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Originally known as "the Hillbilly Heartthrob" and "the Singing Sheriff," Faron Young had one of the longest-running and most popular careers in country music history. Emerging in the early '50s, Young was one of the most popular honky tonkers to appear in the wake of Hank Williams' death, partially because he was able to smooth out some of the grittiest elements of his music. At first, he balanced honky tonk with pop vocal phrasing and flourishes. This combination of grit and polish resulted in...
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