|Genres:||Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rockabilly country classic country 50s|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Fred Segrest, 21 December 1926, Loachapoka, Alabama, USA. Hart was one of 10 boys and five girls born to a family of sharecroppers. He left school at the age of 12 and started working for his parents. When he was only 15, he lied about his age - and his parents signed the papers - so that he could join the marines. He saw action at both Guam and Iwo Jima. Four years later he was back as a civilian and taught karate to the Los Angeles police. He acquired a black belt, but in 1951, he went into country music when he joined Lefty Frizzells band. In 1953 he was given a recording contract with Capitol Records, but it was not until 1959 that he had his first hit - The Wall with Columbia Records. He recorded further country hits with Monument Records and Kapp Records, including Hank Williams Guitar, and, in 1969, he rejoined Capitol as a successful country performer.
In 1971 Hart went to number 17 in the US pop...