Martin David Robinson (known as Marty Robbins) (Glendale (Arizona)26 september 1925 - Nashville (Tennessee)december 8, 1982) was an American country music singersongwriter and musician. He is considered one of the most popular performers of his time. He holds regular top of the country charts and also wrote pop hits.


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Robbins was born in Glendale, Arizona in a family of 10 children. The difficult situation at home made sure he left the family home in 1937 and at the United States Navy in service went. During the Second World War he was stationed in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean where he learned to play the guitar and began to write music.

After his military service ended in 1947, he began to act locally in Phoenix and got his own television show on KPHO-TV in Phoenix. After country singer Little Jimmy Dickens was a guest on his show, this gave him a recording contract with Columbia Records. This was the start of a forty year career with many number one hits and performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Robbins married on 27 september 1948 with Mari zona Baldwin (11 september 1930 – 10 July 2001) to whom he later the song My Woman, My Woman, My Wifeinstructed. They had two children, Ronny and Janet.

In december 1982 Robbins got his third heart attack in thirteen years and died in the Hospital of complications after heart surgery.


Robbins played between 1957 and 1982 in various feature films and television series including Guns of a Stranger from 1973. In 1967, he played in a car racing film Hell on Wheels. In 1982, he played Smoky, a musician in the film Honkytonk Man by Clint Eastwood. He died a few weeks before the film came in the halls. [1]


Robbins was a big NASCARfan and regularly drove between 1966 and 1982 races finished in the top 10 six times. After his death, in 1983 the Coors 420 in honor of Robbins renamed the Marty Robbins 420. [2]


Marty Robbins brought 52 studio albums, 13 compilation albums and 100 singles. Robbins 17 times in his career reached the first place in the Billboard Hot Country Songsand reached 82 times the single-top 40.

Hot Country Songs number 1 singles[Edit]Edit

  • I'll Go on Alone -1952
  • Singing the Blues -1956
  • A White Sport Coat -1956
  • The Story of My Life -1957
  • Just Married -1958
  • El Paso -1959
  • Don't Worry -1961
  • Devil Woman -1962
  • Ruby Ann -1962
  • Begging to You -1963
  • Ribbon of Darkness -1965
  • Tonight Carmen -1967
  • I Walk Alone -1968
  • My Woman, My Woman, My Wife -1969
  • El Paso City -1975
  • Among My Souvenirs -1976

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