Red Sovine

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Birthday
17, 1918
Birthplace
Charleston, WV
Death Date
Apr 4, 1980 (61)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1918
Birthplace
Charleston, WV
Death Date
Apr 4, 1980 (61)

About

Country music singer who sang truck-driving songs, including "Teddy Bear," which was released in 1976.

Before Fame

He learned how to play guitar from his mother when he was young. One of his first music appearances was on WWVA-AM, singing in the duo Smiley and Red, the Singing Sailors, with his friend, Johnnie Bailes.

Trivia

He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1956.

Family Life

He was married to his wife Norma until her death in 1976.

Associated With

Webb Pierce helped him early on in his music career by convincing him to join the Wondering Boys, which led him to sign a contract with Decca Records in 1954.