Personalities | George Hamilton IV | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Vocals, b. 1937)

While still a student at the University of North Carolina, this smooth singer scored a pop hit with ‘A Rose And A Baby Ruth (1956)’. Moving to Nashville, Hamilton had his first country hit in 1963 with the ballad ‘Abilene’, which also did well in the pop charts. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, while enjoying only sporadic success in the country charts, Hamilton has remained a popular performer in Europe and Canada.

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


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