Personalities | Don Gibson | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Songwriter, vocals, 1928–2003)

This Shelby, North Carolina-born singer and songwriter not only penned hits for others – Patsy Cline’s ‘Sweet Dreams’ and ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ (recorded by Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and dozens of other artists) – but also had hits of his own, with such original classics as ‘Oh Lonesome Me’, ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ and ‘Blue Blue Day’. Gibson’s soulful yet smooth singing style also earned him popularity as a recording artist during the Nashville sound era.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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