He had his biggest hit in 1962 with "Wolverton Mountain".
In 1961 was his first hit "Big River, Big Man", after he sang "The Comancheros", inspired by the film The Comancheros with John Wayne. With "Wolverton Mountain", written together with Merle Kilgore, Nashville-greatness he really broke through as country singer in the United States and England.
King was also the burgeroorloglied "The Burning Of Atlanta", with which he had a hit again. In 1963 he was successful with "I've Got The World By The Tail", "Sheepskin Valley", "building a Bridge" and "Hey Lucille!", in 1964 with "Sam Hill" and in 1965 with "Tiger Woman" and "Little Buddy".
By his look and own style remained King a successful country singer. "Catch a Little Raindrop" and "All For The Love Of A Girl" from 1969 until the end of 1973 he obtained prove that. 29 hits.
King was next to singer and performer also actor in some movies and tv series, such as in the miniseries The Blue and the Gray from 1982.
Arkansas called 7 August off to "Wolverton Mountain Day". In 1982 came a cd with songs written by Vosbury and Tillman Franks (who also was Kings manager) and King itself with the title Cowboy in the White House. The cd appeared under the label Sun Records. James Burton, guitarist for Elvis Presley, also appeared on the album.
In February 2013 he was 67 years married, a month later he died at age 90.Application: Claude King, Los Angeles Times, 8 March 2013