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Carl Butler

Country Musician. Born Carl Roberts Butler in Nashville, Tennessee, he was working as a singer-guitarist at a radio station and signed a contract with Capitol Records in 1950. In 1952, he signed with Columbia and became best known for "Carl and Pearl Butler" a duet act with his wife. They joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1962 and became regular members of the Porter Wagoner TV show. Through the 1960's, they had many country chart hits to include "Don't Let Me Cross Over", "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could", "Loving Arms", " Forbidden Street", "Just Thought "I'd Let You Know" and "Punish Me Tomorrow". He also wrote songs recorded by artist Roy Acuff, Rosemary Clooney, Carl Smith, Ricky Scaggs and Bill Monroe.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 15 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10985
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Butler (2 Jun 1924–4 Sep 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10985, citing Williamson Memorial Gardens, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .