3 April 1928, Shelby, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 November 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. If loneliness meant world acclaim, then Gibson, with his catalogue of songs about despair and heartbreak, should have been a superstar. Considering himself a songwriter who sings rather than a singer who writes songs, Gibson is best remembered as the author of three standards: Sweet Dreams, Oh Lonesome Me, and I Cant Stop Loving You.
Gibson learnt the guitar from an early age and started performing while still at school in North Carolina. He worked some years around the clubs in Knoxville and built up a reputation via local radio. His first records were made as part of the Sons Of The Soil for Mercury Records in 1949. His first recorded composition was Why Am I So Lonely?. Gibson recorded for RCA Records, Columbia Records and MGM Records (where he recorded the rockabilly I...
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