Marty Robbins (Martin David Robinson)

Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins

Singer/Songwriter/Race Driver. Began writing songs while in the Navy during World War II. Signed by Columbia Records and had his first number one country single with “I’ll Go On Alone” in 1953. He also became a member of the Grand Ole Opry that same year. Over the course of his career he would have 15 more number 1 songs on the country charts with several of them also reaching the top ten on the pop charts. His most famous songs include “A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation),” “El Paso,” “Devil Woman,” “Don’t Worry,” and “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife.” In 1965, he became interested in stock car racing and from 1966 to 1982 he competed in 35 NASCAR Winston Cup races. He had 6 top ten finishes with his best effort being a fifth place finish in the 1974 Motorstate 400 at Michigan Speedway. On October 11, 1982 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and his last NASCAR race was in the Atlanta Journal 500 on November 7, 1982. He died of a heart attack just one month later.

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Born

  • December, 08, 1925
  • Glendale, Arizona

Died

  • December, 08, 1982
  • Nashville, Tennessee

Cause of Death

  • Massive heart attack

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