Cindy Walker

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Birthday
20, 1918
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Mar 23, 2006 (87)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1918
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Mar 23, 2006 (87)

About

Singer and songwriter who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011.

Before Fame

She wrote poetry as a child and her first song was called "Dusty Skies," which was inspired by newspaper articles about the dusty storms on American prairies in the 1930s.

Trivia

She was discovered after playing a song she wrote outside the Bing Crosby Enterprises building for Bing Crosby's brother, Larry.

Family Life

She was born to a cotton-broker father and a pianist mother and her maternal grandfather composed hymns. She was supposedly married for a short period of time, though the years are unknown.

Associated With

She recorded her first song, "Lone Star Trail," and it became a top ten hit song for Bing Crosby.

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