Country musician Marty Robbins had numerous hits in his career, including songs such as "El Paso," "I'll Go On Alone," "Singing the Blues," "A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation)" and "Don't Worry." Some of his other greatest hits include "Tonight Carmen," "Ribbon of Darkness" and "Begging to You."Continue Reading
Throughout his career, Robbins had 17 singles that reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. A total of 82 of Robbins' songs reached the top 40 in the same chart. He also had a number of crossover successes that were high in both the country and pop charts, including "El Paso," which made it to number one in the country charts and the Billboard Hot 100. In total, Robbins recorded 52 studio albums and 13 compilation albums during his career.
Marty Robbins was born in Glendale, Arizona, on Sept. 26, 1925, and he passed away on Dec 8, 1982, in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to being a musician, Robbins was also a NASCAR driver and an actor. He was named as the 1960's Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music, and in 1982, Robbins was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.Learn more about Art & Literature