Sonny James

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Birthday
1, 1929
Birthplace
Hackleburg, AL
Death Date
Feb 22, 2016 (86)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
1, 1929
Birthplace
Hackleburg, AL
Death Date
Feb 22, 2016 (86)

About

American country music singer and songwriter who released the 1957 hit song "Young Love," as well as other top ten singles, including "For Rent (One Empty Heart)."

Before Fame

He was born to amateur musician parents and started playing mandolin when he was three years old. He later appeared on a regular radio spot with his family.

Trivia

He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1971 and was inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

Family Life

He was married to Doris Loden from 1957 until his death.

Associated With

He helped launch Marie Osmond's career by producing her first three albums.

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