In the history
of Country music, no artist has ever had a more stylistically diverse
career than Marty Robbins. Robbins was never content to remain
just a country singer, and performed successfully in a dazzling array of
styles during more than 30 years in the business.
In 1959, he became the first country music star to be awarded a Grammy,
for his classic country hit 'El Paso', and the success of this song
established Robbins once and for all. In 1970, The Academy Of Country
Music voted him their 'Man Of The Decade'.
During the 1970s, he had a further 30 country hit singles, made several
film appearances, and starred in his own tv series, 'Marty Robbins
Spotlight'. His songwriting talents saw him elected to the Nashville
Songwriters' International Hall Of Fame in 1975. And then, in 1982, he
was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville.
Robbins' tally of 94 Billboard chart hits places him in 8th position in
the list of most charted country artists. He charted at least one song
every year from 1952 until his death in 1982.
This CD features two of Marty's LPs which were originally released on
Columbia Records in 1972 & 1974. They are now reissued on CD for the
first time. Included here are several Robbins' originals, as well as
some of his exquisite interpretations of standards.
The accompanying booklet includes extensive liner notes, rare
photographs and full lyrics to every featured track.