Best of Ferlin Husky. With Capitol Records, he returned to using his given name. Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. The Greatest Mother Truckin’ Hits. Despite the massive success of “Wings of a Dove,” Husky wasn’t able to sustain a presence on the country charts during the ’60s.

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Ferlin Husky – Drunken Driver Lyrics

You gotta check out. While he was in California, Husky began using the name Terry Preston, because he believed his given name drunkdn too rural.

Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. During the late ’50s and early ’60s, he had a string of Top 40 country hits, highlighted by two number one hits — “Gone” and “Wings of a Dove” — which each spent ten weeks at the top of the charts. He remained a popular concert draw, performing at the Grand Ole Opry and elsewhere. Francois County High School in Drknken, Missouriwhere local singers and the high-school choir sang some of his hits.

He received sole top billing in a low-budget backcountry film the film’s opening credits state, “Ferlin Husky in Swamp Girl “. Ferlin Husky had three separate careers. Best of Ferlin Husky. Such mournin’ from a drunken man, I’ve never heard before While kneeling down by his car he prayed to heavens door Sayin’, “Oh God, please forgive me for this awful crime I’ve done” And his attention then was called away By the words of his dyin’ son He said, “Daddy, why did you do this to us How come you run us to the ground?

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I saw an accident one day that would chill the heart of any man It would teach them not to drink a drop While the steering wheel’s in their hand.

Drunken Driver Lyrics

Stone helped Husky secure a record contract at Capitol Records in Husky briefly retired in following heart surgery, but resumed touring. Country’s Greatest Hits of the 70’s John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missourion April 19,with congestive heart failure and pneumonia. Bob Ferguson’s “Wings of a Dove” became his biggest husiy intopping the country charts for 10 weeks and attaining number 12 on the husiy chart. Views Read Edit View history. Ffrlin On Truckin’ In the s and s, Husky’s hits included ” Gone ” and ” Wings of a Dove “, each reaching number one on the country charts.

During the s Husky suffered from severe cardiac problems, and was hospitalized for congestive heart failure and pneumonia in By the weekend, he had improved and was preparing to move out of the coronary care unitbut on March 17, Husky died at his daughter’s home in Westmoreland, Tennesseeof congestive heart failure.

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The street that runs through the city park in Leadwood, Missouri, is named for him. The bumper struck the little girl, takin’ her life druken While the little boy, in a puddle of blood In the ditch, lyin’ there did lay The drunk man staggered from his car To see the damage that he had done And then he let out a yell you could hear for miles When he recognized his dyin’ son. Uhsky racked up a consistent string of hits during the late ’50s, reaching his peak inwhen “Gone” spent ten weeks at number one; the song crossed over into the pop charts, climbing to number four.


Drunken Driver

He died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in the Nashville area on March 17, ; Ferlin Husky was 85 years old. He also began singing in honky tonks, using the Preston name.

In lateafter over 20 years with Capitol, Husky signed with ABC Recordswhere he scored several top hits intowith the biggest being the top “Rosie Cries a Lot” Don’t Fall Asleep at the Wheel. On July 15,his spokesman said he was recuperating at home after being released from a Nashville hospital.

Ferlin Husky – Wikipedia

It was you and Mummy we were talkin’ about, When the car, it rdunken us down And I was just tellin’ little sister That I knew we’d see you again someday But, Daddy, why did it have to be this way Why did it. The Book of Golden Discs 2nd ed. As recently ashe lived in Vienna, Missouri.

Best of the Best Re-Recorded Versions. He was heralded for his vocal and comic prowess—and “all around showmanship”—that left a legacy as “one of the best entertainers country music has ever produced”.