Tuesday, February 23, 2016

#1 forever now

Sonny James dead at 87

Sonny James
Sonny James, who was atop the country charts for 57 weeks from 1960 to 1979, died in Nashville on Monday. He was 87.

James was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

He was born James Hugh Loden in Hackelburg, Alabama.

His biggest hit, "Young Love,"  in 1957.

James would hit No. 1 on the country chart 23 times. He had 16 straight No. 1 country hits from 1967 to 1971, including "Need You" and "Here Comes Honey Again."

He also recorded “Running Bear.”


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