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22 April 1929, Ashland, Kentucky, USA, d. 20 August 1999. Gallion began his career as a guitarist in the late 40s. He played in various clubs and honky tonks until 1952, when he became the vocalist with Stoney Cooper And Wilma Lees band. He appeared with their Clinch Mountain Clan at various venues, including the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree in West Virginia. In the mid-50s, when offered a recording contract with MGM Records, he decided to pursue a solo career. Singing mainly honky tonk country and occasional rockabilly tracks, he worked on the Louisiana Hayride at Shreveport but eventually relocated to Nashville, guested on the Grand Ole Opry and worked tours with other singers. He gained his first chart successes in 1958/9 with Thats What I Tell My Heart and You Take The Table And Ill Take The Chairs. In 1960, after joining Acuff-Rose Music, he moved to the Hickory label and immediately scored a Top 10 with Loving You Was...