Don Gibson

Don Gibson

About Don Gibson

Donald Eugene 'Don' Gibson (April 3, 1928 - November 17, 2003) was an American songwriter and country musician. A Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Gibson penned such country standards as 'Sweet Dreams' and 'I Can't Stop Loving You', and enjoyed a string of country hits from 1957 into the early 1970s. Don Gibson was born in Shelby, North Carolina, into a poor working-class family, and he dropped out of school in the second grade. His first band was called Sons of the Soil, with whom he made his first recording in 1948. In 1957, he journeyed to Nashville to record 'Oh Lonesome Me' and 'I Can't Stop Loving You' for RCA Victor. The afternoon session resulted in a double-sided hit on both the country and pop charts. 'Oh Lonesome Me' set the pattern for a long series of other RCA hits. 'Blue Blue Day', recorded prior to 'Oh, Lonesome Me' was a number 1 hit in 1958.

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