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David Houston

  • Original Name Charles
  • Birth 9 Dec 1935 Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 30 Nov 1993 Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Plot Section 3 Protestant Row 21 North
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  • Memorial ID 6522150

Country and Western Singer. He is probably best remembered for his song "Almost Persuaded" that rose to No. 1 on the Billboard's Country Chart in 1966 and remained the top Country hit for nine weeks, a record that remained unbroken for 46 years. It also netted him a pair of 1967 Grammy Awards, for Best Country and Western Recording and Best Country and Western Performance, Male. Born Charles David Houston in Bossier City, Louisiana, he was a descendant of the Republic of Texas' first President Sam Houston and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. He broke into the Country Music business when he became a regular on "The Louisiana Hayride" country music television show in Shreveport, Louisiana. He signed a contract with National Recording Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia and his first release, "Mountain of Love" reached No. 2 on Billboard's Country Chart in 1963. After his success with "Almost Persuaded" three years later, he followed it up with a string on No. 1 Country hits, including "With One Exception" (1967), "You Mean the World to Me" (1967), "My Elusive Dreams" (1967, duet with Tammy Wynette), "Have a Little Faith" (1968), "Already It's Heaven" (1968), and "Baby, Baby (I Know You're a Lady)" (1969). In 1971 he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee and reached No. 2 on the Billboard's Country Chart with "A Woman Always Knows" and his popularity began to wane after that. His last Top Ten Country hit was in 1974 with "Can't You Feel It." During his career that spanned three decades, he released 27 albums (including "Almost Persuaded" which reached No. 1 on Billboard's Country Chart) and almost 60 singles. He died from a ruptured brain aneurysm in Bossier City, Louisiana at the age of 57.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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Front of shared stone with Katherine Jane Guillotte Houston, (spouse) Married Oct. 19, 1987, Together Forever, Our Child David Lewis. Rear of tombstone: THE GREATEST DUET PARTNERS IN LIFE.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 18 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6522150
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Houston (9 Dec 1935–30 Nov 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6522150, citing Rose-Neath Cemetery, Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .