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DONALD EUGENE GIBSON (April 3, 1928 – November 17, 2003) was an American songwriter and country musician . A Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Gibson wrote such country standards as "Sweet Dreams " and "I Can\'t Stop Loving You ", and enjoyed a string of country hits from 1957 into the mid-1970s.

CONTENTS

* 1 Biography * 2 The Don Gibson
Don Gibson
Theater

* 3 Discography

* 3.1 Albums * 3.2 Singles * 3.3 Singles from collaboration albums

* 4 References * 5 External links

BIOGRAPHY

Don Gibson
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 work with producer Chet Atkins and 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. Later singles included "Look Who's Blue" (1958), "Don't Tell Me Your Troubles" (1959), "Sea of Heartbreak" (1961); "Lonesome No. 1", "I Can Mend Your Broken Heart" (1962), and "Woman (Sensuous Woman) ", a number one country hit in 1972.

Gibson recorded a series of successful duets with Dottie West in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the most successful of which were the Number two country hit "Rings of Gold" (1969) and the top 10 hit "There's a Story Goin' Round" (1970). West and Gibson released an album together in 1969, titled Dottie and Don . He also recorded several duets with Sue Thompson among these being the Top 40 hits, "I Think They Call It Love" (1972), "Good Old Fashioned Country Love" (1974) and "Oh, How Love Changes" (1975).

A talented songwriter, Gibson was nicknamed The Sad Poet because he frequently wrote songs that told of loneliness and lost love. His song "I Can't Stop Loving You", has been recorded by over 700 artists, most notably by Ray Charles in 1962. He also wrote and recorded "Sweet Dreams", a song that would become a major 1963 crossover hit for Patsy Cline . Roy Orbison was a great fan of Gibson's songwriting , and in 1967, he recorded an album of his songs simply titled Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson
Don Gibson
. Gibson's wide appeal was also shown in Neil Young 's recorded version of "Oh Lonesome Me" on his 1970 album After the Gold Rush , which is one of the few songs Young has recorded that he did not write.

Gibson was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973. In 2001 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame , and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

Following his death from natural causes on November 17, 2003, he was buried in the Sunset Cemetery in his hometown of Shelby, North Carolina.

THE DON GIBSON THEATER

Located in Cleveland County, North Carolina, the DON GIBSON THEATER opened on November 2009 in historic uptown Shelby. Originally constructed in 1939, the renovated art deco gem features an exhibit of the life and accomplishments of singer/songwriter Don Gibson, an intimate 400-seat music hall, and adjoining function space that can accommodate up to 275 people.

The theater showcases a busy schedule of premier musical performances. Past performers have included Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
, Pam Tillis , Tom Paxton , Ralph Stanley
Ralph Stanley
, Vince Gill , Ricky Skaggs , John Oates and Gene Watson . For more information: http://dgshelby.com/

DISCOGRAPHY

ALBUMS

YEAR ALBUM CHART POSITIONS LABEL

US COUNTRY US

1958 Songs by Don Gibson — — Lion

Oh Lonesome Me — — RCA

1959 No One Stands Alone — —

That Gibson Boy — —

1960 Look Who's Blue — —

Sweet Dreams — —

1961 Girls, Guitars and Gibson — —

1962 Some Favorites of Mine — —

1964 I Wrote a Song 14 134

God Walks These Hills — —

1965 A Blue Million Tears — —

The Best of Don Gibson — —

Too Much Hurt 13 —

1966 Don Gibson
Don Gibson
with Spanish Guitars 4 —

Great Country Songs 14 —

1967 All My Love 19 —

1968 The King of Country Soul 21 —

More Country Soul 26 —

1969 Dottie and Don (with Dottie West ) 21 —

Don Gibson
Don Gibson
Sings All-Time Country Gold 17 —

1970 The Best of Don Gibson
Don Gibson
2 — —

Hits, The Don Gibson
Don Gibson
Way 39 — Hickory

A Perfect Mountain — —

1971 Hank Williams as Sung by Don Gibson — —

Country Green 17 —

1972 Woman (Sensuous Woman) 16 —

The Two of Us Together (with Sue Thompson ) — —

1973 Touch the Morning / That's What I'll Do 26 — Hickory/MGM

1974 Snap Your Fingers 21 —

The Very Best of Don Gibson 30 —

Bring Back Your Love to Me 38 —

1975 I'm the Loneliest Man 47 —

Oh, How Love Changes (with Sue Thompson) 43 —

Don't Stop Loving Me — —

1977 I\'m All Wrapped Up in You — —

If You Ever Get to Houston — —

1978 Starting All Over Again — —

Look Who's Blue — —

SINGLES

YEAR SINGLE CHART POSITIONS ALBUM

US COUNTRY US CAN COUNTRY

1956 "Sweet Dreams " 9 — — single only

1958 " Oh Lonesome Me " 1 7 — Oh Lonesome Me

"I Can\'t Stop Lovin\' You " 7 81 —

" Blue Blue Day " 1 20 —

"Give Myself a Party" 5 46 — I Wrote a Song

"Look Who's Blue" 8 58 — singles only

1959 "Who Cares" 3 43 —

"A Stranger to Me" 27 — —

"Lonesome Old House" 11 71 —

"Don't Tell Me Your Troubles" 5 85 — I Wrote a Song

"Heartbreak Avenue" — — — Oh, Lonesome Me

"I\'m Movin\' On " 14 — — single only

1960 "Big Hearted Me" 29 — — Look Who's Blue

"Just One Time " 2 29 —

"Far, Far Away" 11 72 — Sweet Dreams

"Sweet Dreams" (re-recording) 6 93 —

1961 "What About Me" 22 100 —

"The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" — 108 —

" Sea of Heartbreak " 2 21 — The Best of Don Gibson

"I Think It's Best" — — — Girls, Guitars and Gibson

"Lonesome Number One" 2 59 — I Wrote a Song

"The Same Old Trouble" — — — singles only

1962 "I Can Mend Your Broken Heart" 5 105 —

"So How Come (No One Loves Me)" 22 — —

1963 "Head Over Heels in Love with You" 12 — —

"It Was Worth It" — — —

"Anything New Gets Old (Except My Love for You)" 22 — — I Wrote a Song

1964 "Oh Such a Stranger" — — —

"Cause I Believe in You" 23 — — singles only

1965 "Again" 19 — —

"Watch Where You're Going" 10 — —

1966 "A Born Loser" 12 — — Great Country Songs

"(Yes) I'm Hurting" 6 — —

"Funny, Familiar, Forgotten, Feelings" 8 — — More Country Soul

1967 "A Lost Highway" 51 — — Great Country Songs

"All My Love" 23 — — All My Love

1968 "Ashes of Love" 37 — — The King of Country Soul

"Good Morning, Dear" 71 — —

"It's a Long, Long Way to Georgia" 12 — 20 More Country Soul

"Ever Changing Mind" 30 — — The King of Country Soul

1969 "Solitary" 28 — — The Best of Don Gibson
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2

"I Will Always" 21 — — singles only

"There's a Story (Goin' 'Round)" (with Dottie West ) 7 — —

1970 "Don't Take All Your Loving" 17 — 31 A Perfect Mountain

"A Perfect Mountain" 16 — —

"Someway" 37 — 31 Country Green

1971 "Guess Away the Blues" 19 — 4

"(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle" 29 — 29 Hank Williams as Sung by Don Gibson

"Country Green" 5 — 7 Country Green

1972 "Far, Far Away" (re-recording) 12 — 6 Woman (Sensuous Woman)

" Woman (Sensuous Woman) " 1 — 1

"Is This the Best I'm Gonna Feel" 11 — 3

1973 "If You're Goin' Girl" 26 — 9 Touch the Morning / That's What I'll Do

"Touch the Morning" 6 — 5

"That's What I'll Do" 30 — 83

" Snap Your Fingers " 12 — 23 Snap Your Fingers

1974 "One Day at a Time" 8 — 30

"Good Old Fashioned Country Love" (with Sue Thompson ) 31 — 29 single only

"Bring Back Your Love to Me" 9 — 14 Bring Back Your Love to Me

1975 "I'll Sing for You" 27 — —

"(There She Goes) I Wish Her Well" 24 — 48 I'm the Loneliest Man

"Don't Stop Loving Me" 43 — — Don't Stop Loving Me

"I Don't Think I'll Ever (Get Over You)" 76 — —

1976 "You've Got to Stop Hurting Me Darling" 79 — —

"Doing My Time" 39 — — I'm All Wrapped Up in You

"I'm All Wrapped Up in You" 23 — —

1977 "Fan the Flame, Feed the Fire" 30 — — If You Ever Get to Houston

"If You Ever Get to Houston (Look Me Down)" 16 — —

"When Do We Stop Starting Over" 67 — —

1978 "Starting All Over Again" 16 — — Starting All Over Again

"The Fool" 22 — —

"Oh, Such a Stranger" 61 — — Look Who's Blue

"I Love You Because" flip — —

"Any Day Now" 26 — 31

1979 "Forever One Day at a Time" 37 — 33 singles only

1980 "Sweet Sensuous Sensations" 42 — —

"I'd Be Crazy Over You" — — —

"Love Fires" 80 — —

SINGLES FROM COLLABORATION ALBUMS

YEAR SINGLE ARTIST CHART POSITIONS ALBUM

US COUNTRY CAN COUNTRY

1969 " Rings of Gold " Dottie West 2 1 Dottie ">

* ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 10 - Tennessee Firebird: American country music before and after Elvis. " (audio). Pop Chronicles . University of North Texas Libraries . * ^ "2010 Inductees". North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved September 10, 2012. * ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 356. ISBN 0-89820-188-8 .

* Wolfe, Stacey (1998). "Don Gibson". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press
. p. 199.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Gibson discography at Emory Law * Gibson in the Country Music Hall of Fame * Gibson at the Nashville Songwriters Foundation * Allmusic Don Gibson
Don Gibson
with Biography, Discography, Charts * Website for the Don Gibson
Don Gibson
Theater

* v * t * e

Don Gibson
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STUDIO ALBUMS

* Oh Lonesome Me * No One Stands Alone * That Gibson Boy

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