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Carl Smith

"Mister Country"

Carl Smith

(1927 – 2010)

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Carl Smith

Carl Smith
(1927 – 2010)

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Carl Smith

(1927 – 2010)
About Carl
This is an online obituary dedicated to Carl Smith who was an American country music singer. Carl Smith was affectionately known as "Mister Country" and was the drinking buddy of Johnny Cash. He was one of America's most successful male artists during the 1950s, with 30 Top 10 hits. His success continued well into the 1970s, when he had a charting single every year except one. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
At age 15, he started performing in a band called Kitty Dibble and Her Dude Ranch Ranglers. By age 17, he had learned to play the string bass and spent his summer vacation working at WROL-AM in Knoxville, Tennessee.
After graduating from high school, he briefly served in the U.S.
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Navy. He returned to WROL and played string bass for country singers Molly O'Day and Skeets Williamson, and began his singing career. A colleague at the station sent an acetate disc recording of Carl to WSM and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, and WSM soon signed him. In 1950, Carl was signed to a recording contract with Columbia Records.
In 1951 his song "Let's Live a Little" was a big hit, reaching number two on country chart. During 1951 he had up three other hits, including "If The Teardrops Were Pennies" and his first number 1 hit, "Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way". The songs made Carl Smith a well-known name in country music.
In 1951, Carl also met and married June Carter (who later
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married Johnny Cash), the daughter of Maybelle Carter of the Carter Family. In 1955 the couple had a daughter, Rebecca Smith, who became known as Carlene Carter, a country singer in her own right.
During the rest of the 1950s, Carl made regular appearances on Billboard's country charts, racking up many hits, including 30 in the Top 10. His biggest hits include "Loose Talk", "Wicked Lies", "Hey Joe!" and "You Are the One". He had five number 1 hits though in his career; "Loose Talk" was his last, in 1955.
In 1957, Smith and June Carter divorced. That same year, he married country music singer Goldie Hill, best known for the number one hit "I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes". Goldie retired from the music
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business.
In the late 1970s, he decided to retire from the music business, but in 1983, he recorded again for the Gusto label. In 2003, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Carl Smith passed away on January 16th 2010. This is a memorial in honour of Carl Smith, celebrating his life and his music. May he rest in peace.
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This is an online obituary dedicated to Carl Smith who was an American country music singer. Carl Smith was affectionately known as "Mister Country" and was the drinking buddy of Johnny Cash. He was one of America's most successful male artists during the 1950s, with 30 Top 10 hits. His success continued well into the 1970s, when he had a charting single every year except one. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
At age 15, he started performing in a band called Kitty Dibble and Her Dude Ranch Ranglers. By age 17, he had learned to play the string bass and spent his summer vacation working at WROL-AM in Knoxville, Tennessee.
After graduating from high school, he briefly served in the U.S....

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