Billy Walker

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Birthday
14, 1929
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
May 21, 2006 (77)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1929
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
May 21, 2006 (77)

About

Known as The Tall Texan, Walker was an American country singer who released the 1962 hit song, "(I'd Like to Be In) Charlie's Shoes."

Before Fame

He was inspired by Gene Autry when he was young and began singing as a teenager in 1949 with the Big D Jamboree in Dallas. He later signed with Capitol Records.

Trivia

He joined the radio program Louisiana Hayride in 1952 and was responsible for Elvis Presley's appearance on the program.

Family Life

He and his wife Bettie died together in a car crash in 2006.

Associated With

He was on Louisiana Hayride with Slim Whitman.