Don Gibson

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Birthday
3, 1928
Birthplace
Shelby, NC
Death Date
Nov 17, 2003 (75)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1928
Birthplace
Shelby, NC
Death Date
Nov 17, 2003 (75)

About

Country Music Hall of Fame inductee who wrote the standards "Sweet Dreams" and "I Can't Stop Loving You."

Before Fame

Beginning his recording career in 1948 with a band called Sons of the Soil, he began making music in earnest after moving to Nashville in 1957.

Trivia

His song "Sweet Dreams" crossed over to the mainstream, entering the Billboard Hot 100 charts and "I Can't Stop Loving You" went all the way to #1 on the Hot 100.

Family Life

He was born in Shelby, North Carolina to a working-class family and dropped out of school in the second grade to take on work for the family.

Associated With

He had a series of popular duets with singer Dottie West, including the #2 country hit, "Rings of Gold," which was released in 1969.