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 Red Sovine

Red Sovine

Original Name Woodrow Wilson Sovine
Birth
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Death 4 Apr 1980 (aged 62)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Good Shepherd Lot 111-C
Memorial ID 6971 · View Source
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Musician. Born Woodrow Wilson Sovine in Charleston, West Virginia, he was a guitarist and country singer most noted for truck driver songs. In 1948, he formed his own band, "The Echo Valley Boys" and soon was a regular on the Grand Ole Opry. His first hit song was a duet that he recorded with Goldie Hill titled "Are You Mine?" in 1955 and by 1956, he was recording as a solo. For the next two decades, he was a popular performer, toured and recorded for the Decca and MGM labels. His many hit songs included " Daddy's Girl Lyric", "It'll Come Back", "Giddy-Up Go", "Teddy Bear", "Why Baby, Why" and the classic "Phantom 309". His last biggest hit "Teddy Bear", spent three weeks at the top of the country charts and reached number 40 on the pop charts in 1976. He died of a heart attack while driving his van in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6971
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Red Sovine (7 Jul 1917–4 Apr 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6971, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .