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 Mae <I>Boren</I> Axton

Mae Boren Axton

Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Death 9 Apr 1997 (aged 82)
Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Main Mausoleum
Memorial ID 10013 · View Source
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Country Music Pioneer. Born in Bardwell, Texas, she was known as the 'Queen Mother of Nashville'. Mae wrote some 200 songs, 14 of which made the charts, with the most notable being the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel", which was number one on the pop charts for 8 weeks, the country chart for 17 weeks and reaching number 3 on the R&B chart. Her influence contributed to the success of many musical careers including Mel Tillis, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Eddy Arnold, Tanya Tucker and Johnny Tillotson. She was also the mother of country singer Hoyt Axton. She died of a heart attack in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 18 Jun 2000
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mae Boren Axton (14 Sep 1914–9 Apr 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10013, citing Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .