Billy Walker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Movies Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Billy Marvin Walker, 14 January 1929, Ralls, Texas, USA, d. 21 May 2006, near Montgomery, Alabama, USA. Walker was born on a farm but was raised in an orphanage after his mother’s death. When he was 11 years old, he returned to live with his father, who had remarried. Walker learned the guitar from his father, and after seeing a Gene Autry film, he was determined to become a singer. He appeared on radio in Clovis when aged 15 and two years later appeared as ‘The Travelling Texan’ on the Big D Jamboree radio show on KRLD Dallas. Walker recorded for Capitol Records from 1949-51, but he did not make the US country charts until he recorded ‘Thank You For Calling’ for Columbia Records in 1954. He dispensed with his mask and joined both The Louisiana Hayride and Ozark Jubilee. From 1960 onwards, Walker was a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry.

Walker was the first to record Willie Nelson’s ‘Funny How Time...

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