When Marty Robbins started his career he admitted that he was scared to death of live television. Early in his career he was a painfully shy, up and coming singer from Glendale Arizona. He hosted his own weekly TV Show on Phoenix station KPHO.

He was born on September 26, 1925 as Martin David Robinson. He grew up on the edge of the Arizona desert during the Great Depression. He was considered a borderline juvenile delinquent from a broken home, He dropped out of high school in 1943 to join the Navy. Once out of the Navy he started singing and playing his guitar as an escape from the boredom of manual labor. By 1945 he was performing regularly at Phoenix radio stations and nightclubs under the new stage name, Marty Robbins.

In 1951 Robbins signed with Columbia and got a songwriting deal with Nashville’s Acuff -Rose Publications. He wrote “I’ll Go On Alone” which went #1 in 1953 on the charts. He was given a full membership in the Grand Ole Opry with that one. He was committed to a weekly appearance at the Grand Ole Opry after that so he and his wife, Marizona, and their son, Ronny moved to Nashville.

In this collection Marty Robbins sings hi oldies from his early career starting from 1957 with Knee Deep in The Blues. After a few other performances he sings El Paso. A clip from the CMA Awards show in 1970 he performs My Woman, My Woman, My Wife. One of my favorites that he sings on this DVD is A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)

Robbins was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October 1982 with his career going strong. Unfortunately he suffered a massive heart attack less than two months later and he died on December 8, 1982. He was only 57 when he passed away. Having this DVD helps to preserve his legacy as one of country music’s greatest artists.

To get a copy of your own you can get it at Amazon.

Jan Barrett

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