The Info List - Don Gibson

--- Advertisement ---

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 ("Oh Lonesome Me") from 1957 into the mid-1970s.


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[edit] 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"[1] 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
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). 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
Roy Orbison
Sings 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.[2] 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
Don Gibson
Theater[edit] Located in Cleveland County, North Carolina, the Don Gibson
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, Pam Tillis, Tom Paxton, Ralph Stanley, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, John Oates
John Oates
and Gene Watson. For more information: http://dongibsontheatre.com/ Discography[edit] Albums[edit]

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
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 — —


Year Single Chart Positions Album

US Country US [3] 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
Don Gibson

"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
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[edit]

Year Single Artist Chart Positions Album

US Country CAN Country

1969 "Rings of Gold" Dottie West 2 1 Dottie & Don

"Sweet Memories" 32 —

1970 "Till I Can't Take It Anymore" 46 —

1971 "The Two of Us Together" Sue Thompson 50 — The Two of Us Together

1972 "Did You Ever Think" 71 —

"I Think They Call It Love" 37 —

"Cause I Love You" 64 —

1973 "Go with Me" 52 49

"Warm Love" 53 52

1975 "No One Will Ever Know" — — Oh, How Love Changes

"Oh, How Love Changes" 36 —

"Maybe Tomorrow" — —

1976 "Get Ready-Here I Come" 98 —

"Let's Get Together" — —


^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 10 - Tennessee Firebird: American country music before and after Elvis. [Part 2]" (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. p. 199.

External links[edit]

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

v t e

Don Gibson

Studio albums

Oh Lonesome Me No One Stands Alone That Gibson Boy

Collaboration albums

Dottie and Don

Notable singles

"Sweet Dreams" "Oh Lonesome Me" "I Can't Stop Loving You" "Blue Blue Day" "I'm Movin' On" "Just One Time" "Sea of Heartbreak" "Woman (Sensuous Woman)" "Snap Your Fingers"

Collaboration singles

"Rings of Gold" "Till I Can't Take It Anymore"

Related articles

Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison
Sings Don Gibson

v t e

Members of the Grand Ole Opry

Roy Acuff Trace Adkins David "Stringbean" Akeman Bill Anderson Jack Anglin Eddy Arnold Ernest Ashworth Chet Atkins DeFord Bailey Bobby Bare Bashful Brother Oswald Humphrey Bate Dierks Bentley Binkley Brothers' Dixie Clodhoppers Clint Black Margie Bowes Rod Brasfield Garth Brooks Jim Ed Brown The Browns Carl Butler and Pearl Archie Campbell Bill Carlisle Martha Carson The Carter Sisters Maybelle Carter Johnny Cash June Carter Cash Roy Clark Terri Clark Zeke Clements Patsy Cline Jerry Clower John Conlee Stoney Cooper Wilma Lee Cooper Cowboy Copas Dailey & Vincent Charlie Daniels Skeeter Davis The Delmore Brothers The DeZurik Sisters Diamond Rio Little Jimmy Dickens Joe Diffie Danny Dill Jimmy Driftwood Roy Drusky The Duke of Paducah Holly Dunn The Everly Brothers Lester Flatt Red Foley Curly Fox Lefty Frizzell Larry Gatlin Crystal Gayle Don Gibson Vince Gill Billy Grammer Jack Greene The Gully Jumpers Theron Hale Tom T. Hall George Hamilton IV Sid Harkreader Emmylou Harris Hawkshaw Hawkins George D. Hay Hoot Hester Goldie Hill David Houston Jan Howard Ferlin Husky Alan Jackson Stonewall Jackson Sonny James Chris Janson Norma Jean Jim & Jesse Johnnie & Jack George Jones Grandpa Jones The Jordanaires Doug Kershaw Hal Ketchum Bradley Kincaid Pee Wee King Alison Krauss Little Big Town Hank Locklin Lonzo and Oscar Bobby Lord The Louvin Brothers Charlie Louvin Ira Louvin Patty Loveless Bob Luman Loretta Lynn Uncle Dave Macon Rose Maddox Barbara Mandrell Kerry Marx Martina McBride Del McCoury Mel McDaniel Reba McEntire McGee Brothers Jesse McReynolds Ronnie Milsap Bill Monroe Montgomery Gentry Craig Morgan George Morgan Lorrie Morgan Moon Mullican Willie Nelson Jimmy C. Newman The Oak Ridge Boys Old Crow Medicine Show Osborne Brothers Brad Paisley Dolly Parton Johnny Paycheck Minnie Pearl Stu Phillips Webb Pierce Ray Pillow Ray Price Charley Pride Jeanne Pruett Rascal Flatts Del Reeves Jim Reeves Riders in the Sky Tex Ritter Marty Robbins Darius Rucker Johnny Russell Rusty and Doug Earl Scruggs Jeannie Seely Blake Shelton Ricky Van Shelton Jean Shepard Ricky Skaggs Mississippi Slim Carl Smith Connie Smith Fiddlin' Arthur Smith Mike Snider Hank Snow Red Sovine Ralph Stanley Marty Stuart Texas Ruby B. J. Thomas Uncle Jimmy Thompson Mel Tillis Pam Tillis Tompall & the Glaser Brothers Randy Travis Travis Tritt Ernest Tubb Justin Tubb Josh Turner Carrie Underwood Keith Urban Leroy Van Dyke Porter Wagoner Billy Walker Charlie Walker Steve Wariner Kitty Wells Dottie West The Whites Slim Whitman The Wilburn Brothers Don Williams Hank Williams Boxcar Willie The Willis Brothers Chubby Wise Del Wood Marion Worth Johnnie Wright Tammy Wynette Trisha Yearwood Chris Young Faron Young

v t e

Country Music Hall of Fame
Country Music Hall of Fame

Charley Pride
Charley Pride
(2000) Faron Young
Faron Young
(2000) Bill Anderson (2001) The Delmore Brothers (2001) The Everly Brothers
The Everly Brothers
(2001) Don Gibson
Don Gibson
(2001) Homer and Jethro
Homer and Jethro
(2001) Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings
(2001) The Jordanaires
The Jordanaires
(2001) Don Law (2001) The Louvin Brothers
The Louvin Brothers
(2001) Ken Nelson (2001) Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips
(2001) Webb Pierce
Webb Pierce
(2001) Bill Carlisle
Bill Carlisle
(2002) Porter Wagoner
Porter Wagoner
(2002) Floyd Cramer
Floyd Cramer
(2003) Carl Smith (2003) Jim Foglesong (2004) Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson
(2004) Alabama (2005) DeFord Bailey
DeFord Bailey
(2005) Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(2005) Harold Bradley (2006) Sonny James
Sonny James
(2006) George Strait
George Strait
(2006) Ralph Emery (2007) Vince Gill
Vince Gill
(2007) Mel Tillis
Mel Tillis
(2007) Tom T. Hall
Tom T. Hall
(2008) Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris
(2008) The Statler Brothers (2008) Ernest Stoneman
Ernest Stoneman
(2008) Roy Clark
Roy Clark
(2009) Barbara Mandrell
Barbara Mandrell
(2009) Charlie McCoy
Charlie McCoy

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 100245393 LCCN: nb2007012778 ISNI: 0000 0001 0792 4001 GND: 134384660 SUDOC: 079490344 BNF: cb13894448w (data) BIBSYS: 90546648 MusicBrainz: 870ab832-904b-4b49-ab72-7e6b0e0da65f BNE: XX1535