Faron Young

Faron Young

About Faron Young

Faron Young (February 25, 1932 - December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s and one of its most successful and colorful stars. Hits including 'If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')' and 'Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young' marked him as a honky-tonk singer in sound and personal style; and his chart-topping singles 'Hello Walls' and 'It's Four in the Morning' showed his versatility as a vocalist. Known as the Hillbilly Heartthrob, and following a movie role, the Young Sheriff, Young's singles reliably charted for more than 30 years. He committed suicide in 1996. Young is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Young was the youngest of six children. He grew up on a dairy farm that his family operated outside the city. He began singing at an early age.

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