This article includes a list of references , but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. In Sovine found his niche when he recorded ” Giddyup Go “, which, like most of his other trucker hits, he co-wrote with Tommy Hill. Sovine was married to the former Norma Searls, who died in at the age of Other truck-driving hits followed, including:. Woodrow Wilson “Red” Sovine July 7, — April 4, was an American country music singer and songwriter associated with truck driving songs, particularly those recited as narratives but set to music. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Primm was treated and released for minor facial injuries.
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Pierce convinced Sovine to lead his Wondering Boys band and helped him toward a contract with Decca in He scored another sentimental hit with “Little Rosa” in which an Italian-American railroad employee tells a stranger, in broken English, about getting a bouquet to place on the grave of his small daughter who was killed by a train while he was away. Views Read Edit View history. Sovine performed covers of many truck driving songs made popular by fellow country stars, such as Del Reeves and Dave Dudleyas well as “Why Baby Why”, a duet with Webb Pierce originally recorded by George Jones.
Over the next four years he recorded 28 singles, mostly following in Williams’ honky tonk footsteps, that didn’t make much of a dent on the charts but did establish him as a solid performer. His last charting hit in his lifetime, inwas by rock singer-songwriter-guitarist Eric Clapton — ” Lay Down Sally.
In the fall, it peaked at 7 on Billboard’s “Adult Contemporary” chart see U.
Thomas Hospital along with Primm for treatment. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
That same year, Sovine was seriously injured in a car accident that claimed the life of two of his band members, Douglas Nicks xovine Johnny Morris. Primm was treated and released for minor facial injuries. Retrieved July 11, The crash happened a few miles from Sovine’s home on Stillwood Drive. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.
“Little Joe” by Red Sovine a Sequel to the Song”Teddy Bear”
Retrieved littlee April Retrieved from ” https: Ina song copyrighted, inby Sovine and co-writer Dale Noe became a sizeable hit on the Pop charts. Sovine got married, and continued to sing on Charleston radio, while holding down a job as a supervisor of a hosiery factory.
According eed a preliminary autopsy, Sovine sustained massive abdominal bleeding caused by a lacerated spleen and liver, and fractured ribs and sternum. Sovine – Find A Grave It is spoken, rather than sung, as the words of an older long-distance truck driver who rediscovers his long-lost son driving another truck on the same highway.
This page was last edited on 18 Septemberat InSovine passed on the helping hand given him by older performers when he heard the singing of minor league baseball player Charley Pride and suggested that he move to Nashville, Tennessee. Woodrow Wilson “Red” Sovine July 7, — April 4, was an American country music singer and songwriter associated with truck driving songs, particularly those recited as narratives but set to music.
Sovine was married to the former Norma Searls, who died in at the age of March Learn how and when to remove this template message. On April 4,Sovine suffered a heart attack while driving his Ford Econoline van near the intersection of Battery and Lealand Lanes in southern Nashville, causing him to run a red light and strike an oncoming vehicle driven by Edgar Primm, 25, also of Nashville, before coming to rest against a tree near the intersection.
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Sovine was pronounced dead at Among his many other recitations was a reading of John Berrio’s essay “Please God, I’m Only Seventeen,” a cautionary tale of safety to newly licensed teen-aged drivers. He had two brothers and two sisters. Retrieved July 10, For many years after his death, his greatest hits collection The Best of Red Sovine was advertised on television, exposing his music to a new generation of fans.
Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Sovine’s own early morning show wasn’t very popular, but he gained greater exposure performing on the sovkne KWKH radio program, Louisiana Hayride.
The tune was the ballad ” Missing You “, arranged in Countrypolitan style and was recorded by Ray Peterson for his own Dunes label. Sovine, who was alive but unconscious when paramedics arrived, was taken to St.
Sovine’s version of the song spent six weeks atop the country charts and crossed over to the pop charts.