Charlie Walker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": country honky tonk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s

Biography

2 November 1926, Copeville, Collins County, Texas, USA d. 12 September 2008, Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA. A talented musician, Walker joined Bill Boyd’s Cowboy Ramblers in 1943 and worked as a disc jockey for the Armed Forces Radio Network during World War II. By the early 50s, he was voted one of country music’s Top 10 DJs and his vocal talent saw him join Decca Records. His first chart hit was ‘Only You, Only You’, but after moving to Columbia Records in 1958, he enjoyed a number 2 hit with Harlan Howard’s song ‘Pick Me Up On Your Way Down’, which established him as a major artist. Between 1960 and 1974, Walker achieved 23 more country hits, having Top 10 success with ‘Wild As A Wild Cat’ and ‘Don’t Squeeze My Sharmon’. He later recorded for Plantation, Epic, RCA, and Capitol Records. Many of his most popular recordings are honky tonk songs such as ‘Close All The Honky Tonks’, ‘Honky...

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