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Faron Young

Originally known as "the Hillbilly Heartthrob" and "the Singing Sheriff," Faron Young had one of the longest-running and most popular careers in country music history. Emerging in the early '50s, Young was one of the most popular honky tonkers to appear in the wake of Hank Williams' death, partially because he was able to smooth out some of the grittiest elements of his music. At first, he balanced honky tonk with pop vocal phrasing and flourishes. This combination of grit and polish resulted in a streak of Top Ten hits -- including "If You Ain't Lovin'," "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young," "Sweet Dreams," "Alone With You," and "Country Girl" -- that ran throughout the '50s. During the '60s, Young gave himself over to country-pop, and while the hits weren't quite as big, they didn't stop coming until the early '80s. Through that time, he was a staple at the Grand Ole Opry and various television shows, including Nashville Now, and he also founded the major country music magazine, Music City News. Most importantly, he continued to seek out new songwriters -- including Don Gibson, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson -- thereby cultivating a new generation of talent.

Faron Young was born and raised outside of Shreveport, LA. While he was growing up on his father's dairy farm, he was given a guitar, and by the time he entered high school, he had begun singing in a country band. Following high school, he briefly attended college, before he left school to join the Louisiana Hayride as a regular performer. While on the Hayride, he met Webb Pierce and in a short time, the pair were touring throughout the South, singing as a duo in various nightclubs and honky tonks. In 1951, he recorded "Have I Waited Too Long" and "Tattle Tale Tears" for the independent label Gotham. After hearing the singles, Capitol Records decided to buy Young's contract away from Gotham in 1952. That same year, he was invited to perform regularly on the Grand Ole Opry.

Just as his career was taking off, Young was drafted into the Army to serve in the Korean War. Assigned to the Special Service division, he sang for the troops in Asia and appeared on recruitment shows; while on leave, he recorded his debut on Capitol, "Goin' Steady." Upon its early 1953 release, it climbed to number two on the country charts and it was followed in the summer by "I Can't Wait (For the Sun to Go Down)," which hit number five. Young was discharged from the Army in November of 1954, releasing "If You Ain't Lovin," his biggest hit, shortly after he returned. The single was quickly followed in the spring of 1955 by "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young," which became his first number one hit, and the number two single, "All Right."

As soon as he returned to the States, Faron Young began turning out singles at a very rapid pace, and most of them charted in the Top Ten. In addition to recording, he began appearing in films, starting with 1955's Hidden Guns. Over the next few years, he was in no less than ten films -- including Daniel Boone, Road to Nashville, Stampede, A Gun and a Gavel, That's Country, and Raiders of Old California -- and was featured in many television shows. Upon his first film appearance, Faron earned the nickname "the Young Sheriff," which eventually metamorphasized into "the Singing Sheriff." Young's career truly began to hit its stride in 1956, as "I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night" and "You're Still Mine" reached number four and three, respectively, during the spring, followed by the number two "Sweet Dreams" later that summer. "Sweet Dreams" was not only his biggest hit since "All Right," but it gave songwriter Don Gibson his first significant exposure. Soon, Young developed a reputation for finding promising new songwriters, bringing Roy Drusky's "Alone With You" to the top of the charts in the summer of 1958 and taking Willie Nelson's "Hello Walls" to number one in 1961; Young was one of the first artists to record a Nelson song.

Young continued to record for Capitol through 1962, when he switched labels and signed with Mercury. In general, Young's Mercury recordings were more pop-oriented than his Capitol work, possibly because "Hello Walls," his last number one for Capitol, reached number 12 on the pop charts. Throughout the early and mid-'60s, Young's music became more polished and produced, yet his audience didn't decline dramatically; he may not have been hitting every top of the charts with the same frequency as he was during the '50s, but he was still a consistent hitmaker, and singles like "You'll Drive Me Back (Into Her Arms Again)," "Keeping Up With the Joneses," and "Walk Tall" climbed into the Top Ten.

Faron left the Grand Ole Opry in 1965, deciding that it was more profitable for him to tour as a solo artist instead of being restricted to the Opry. Following his departure, Young began to explore a number of different business ventures, including a Nashville-based racetrack and helping to run the country music publication Music City News, which he co-founded with Preston Temple in 1963. By the end of the decade, he began to return to honky tonk, most notably with the hit "Wine Me Up," which reached number two upon its summer 1969 release. For nearly five years, Young continued to reach the Top Ten with regularity, including such hits as "Your Time's Comin'," "If I Ever Fall in Love (With a Honky Tonk Girl)," "Step Aside," and "It's Four in the Morning." During this time, Young continued to appear on television shows and he made the occasional appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. During the late '70s, his hits gradually began to fade away. In 1979, he left Mercury for MCA, but none of his singles for the new label reached the Top 40.

For most of the '80s, Young performed concerts, maintained his business interests, and appeared on television; in short, he was acting like the country music statesman he was. In 1988, he briefly returned to recording, signing with the small label Step One, and had two minor hits on the label. After that brief burst of activity, he retreated to semi-retirement, occasionally making concert appearances.

During the '90s, Young was stricken with a debilitating emphysema. Depressed by his poor health, he shot himself on December 9, 1996, and passed away the next day. Though he was underappreciated toward the end of his career, Faron Young was a groundbreaking vocalist during the '50s, and he remains one of the finest honky tonkers of his time. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Ultimate Box Collection

Disc 1

1. Alone With You

2. Country Girl

3. Hello Walls

4. If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')

5. It's Four In The Morning

6. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

7. Sweet Dreams (Of You)

8. The Yellow Bandana

9. Unmitigated Gall

10. Walk Tall

11. Wine Me Up

12. Three Days

Disc 2

1. A Heartache For Keepsake

2. A Moment Isn't Very Long

3. Almost Persuaded

4. Allright

5. Seasons Come And Seasons Go

6. Face The Wall

7. Goin' Steady

8. Riverboat

9. The Comeback

10. Satisfied Mind

11. The Race Is On

12. Once A Day

Disc 3

1. This Is The Part Where I Cry

2. Invisible Tears

3. This Little Girl Of Mine

4. Sittin' In An All Night Cafe

5. Apartment #9

6. There Goes My Everything

7. Swinging Doors

8. Memphis

9. Tiger By The Tail

10. Crying Time

11. Here Comes My Baby Back Again

12. Sweet Thang

Disc 4

1. Life Is A Picture

2. Your Cheatin' Heart

3. Some Of Those Memories

4. In The Chapel In The Moonlight

5. As Far As I'm Concerned

6. When Two World's Collide

7. Is It Really Over?

8. King Of The Road

9. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)

10. Are You Sincere

11. Mexican Joe

12. Dance Her By Me (One More Time)

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Track List: Welcome To My World

1. Back Street Affair

2. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)

3. Is It Really Over?

4. Your Cheatin' Heart

5. Once A Day

6. Apartment #9

7. Tiger By The Tail

8. Welcome To My World

9. Crying Time

10. Sweet Dreams

11. It's Four In The Morning

12. Sittin' In An All Night Cafe

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Track List: The Best Of Faron Young, Vol. 1

1. Anything Your Heart Desires

2. Don't Take Your Love From Me

3. God Bless God

4. He Was There

5. I'll Be Yours

6. I'll Fly Away

7. Is She All You Thought She'd Be?

8. May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You

9. Moments To Remember

10. Now I Belong To Jesus

11. Overlonely And Underkissed

12. Riverboat

13. Suppertime

14. Sweet Dreams

15. There's Not Any Like You Left

16. Things To Remember

17. Three Days

18. Trail Of Tears

19. Vacation's Over

20. A World So Full Of Love

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Track List: The Best Of Faron Young, Vol. 2

1. All Right

2. Backtrack

3. Believing It Yourself

4. Big Shoes

5. Congratulations

6. Forget The Past

7. Goin' Steady

8. He Knows Just What I Need

9. Hello Walls

10. How Can I Forget You?

11. How Long Has It Been?

12. I Can't Dance

13. I Can't Find The Time

14. I Hear You Talkin'

15. I Know Who Holds Tomorrow

16. The Locket

17. Mansion Over The Hilltop

18. A Moment Isn't Very Long

19. This Is The Part Where I Cry

20. Shame On You

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Track List: Country Classics 1953-1962

Disc 1

1. Goin' Steady

2. If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')

3. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

4. All Right

5. It's A Great Life (If You Don't Weaken)

6. I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night

7. Sweet Dreams

8. I Miss You Already

9. Have I Waited Too Long

10. Tattle Tale Tears

11. Foolish Pride

12. Just Married

13. I Hardly Knew It Was You

14. What Can I Do With My Sorrow

15. I Knew You When

16. Saving My Tears (For Tomorrow)

17. They Made Me Fall In Love With You

18. You're Right (But I Wish You Were Wrong)

19. I Can't Wait (For The Sun To Go Down)

20. Baby My Heart

21. For The Love Of A Woman Like You

22. Forgive Me Dear

23. What's The Use To Love You

24. In The Chapel In The Moonlight

25. If That's The Fashion

26. A Place For Girls Like You

27. Go Back You Fool

28. That's What I'd Do For You

29. Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)

30. Where Could I Go But To The Lord

31. Turn Her Down

Disc 2

1. You're Still Mine

2. Until I Met You

3. I'll Be Satisfied With Love

4. I'm Gonna Live Some Before I Die

5. Hi Tone Poppa

6. Hot Rod-Shotgun Boogie No.2

7. You're Just Imagination

8. I Heard The Jukebox Playing

9. I'm A Free Man Now

10. The Shrine Of St. Cecilia

11. Love Has Finally Come My Way

12. Alone With You

13. Every Time I'm Kissing You

14. That's The Way I Feel

15. I Hate Myself (For Falling In Love With You)

16. Last Night At A Party

17. A Long Time Ago

18. That's The Way It's Gotta Be

19. Country Girl

20. I Hear You Talking

21. Riverboat

22. Face To The Wall

23. Your Old Used To Be

24. There's Not Any Like You Left

25. Forget The Past

26. A World So Full Of Love

27. Hello Walls

28. Congratulations

29. Backtrack

30. Three Days

31. The Comeback

32. Down By The River

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Track List: You Don't Know Me

1. I've Got Five Dollars, And It's Saturday Night

2. Hello Walls

3. A Place For Girls Like You

4. She Went A Little Bit Farther

5. You Don't Know Me

6. I Guess I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night

7. Goin' Steady

8. Unmitigated Gall

9. I Miss You Already (And You're Not Even Gone)

10. I Just Came To Get My Baby

11. Sweet Dreams

12. If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')

13. Alone With You

14. You Had A Call

15. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

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Track List: Hello Walls

1. If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')

2. Alone With You

3. Country Girl

4. All Right

5. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

6. Hello Walls

7. Backtrack

8. Three Days

9. Sweet Dreams

10. Wine Me Up

11. Riverboat

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Track List: The Very Best Of

1. Sweet Dreams

2. It’s Four In The Morning

3. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

4. Country Girl

5. Is It Really Over? (1965)

6. There Goes My Everything

7. If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’) (1959)

8. Goin’ Steady (2007)

9. Hello Walls (2007)

10. Satisfied Mind

11. Apartment No. 9

12. Crying Time

13. Swinging Doors

14. Sweet Thang

15. Memphis

16. Here Come My Baby Back Again

17. I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail

18. Some Of Those Memories (Hurt Me All Of The Time)

19. Once A Day

20. Alone With You (2007)

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Track List: The Hits

1. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

2. Wine Me Up (Single Version)

3. Sweet Dreams

4. The Yellow Bandana

5. I Miss You Already (And You're Not Even Gone)

6. If I Ever Fall In Love (With A Honky Tonk Girl)

7. Goin' Steady

8. Your Time's Comin'

9. This Little Girl Of Mine

10. Keeping Up With The Joneses

11. It's Four In The Morning (Single Version)

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Track List: Crying Time

1. Hello Walls

2. Crying Time

3. A Heartache For Keepsake

4. It's Four In The Morning

5. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

6. Country Girl

7. Memphis

8. Apartment #9

9. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You

10. Face To The Wall

11. Some Of Your Memories

12. Three Days

13. Goin' Steady

14. Unmitigated Gall

15. Alone With You

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Track List: Life Is A Picture

1. Tips Of My Fingers

2. Tennessee Border

3. Nothing Left To Lose

4. Life Is A Picture

5. King Of The Road

6. Memphis Tennessee

7. Almost Persuaded

8. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

9. Apartment #9

10. Crying Time

11. Together Again

12. As Far As I'm Concerned

13. Moments To Remember

14. (Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You

15. There Goes My Everything

16. Saginaw, Michigan

17. Yonder Comes A Sucker

18. Some Of Your Memories

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Track List: King Of The Road

1. Chapel In The Moonlight

2. I Bought The Shoes On Your Feet

3. Dreams Of You

4. Life Is A Picture

5. Busted Picken Time

6. Just A Little Lovin

7. Unmitigated Gall

8. Back Street Affair

9. An All Night Cafe

10. King Of The Road

11. Hey Mr. Bluebird

12. Mexican Joe

13. Dance Her By Me

14. The Other Woman

15. Your Cheatin' Heart

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Track List: Walk Tall

1. Walk Tall

2. A Moment Isn't Very Long

3. Almost Persuaded

4. The Race Is On

5. I Let It Ship Away

6. Welcome to My World

7. It's Four in the Morning

8. The Comeback

9. Three Days

10. The Part Where I Cry

11. Riverboat

12. Ballad of Paladin

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Track List: Satisfied Mind

Disc 1

1. A Heartache Is Forever

2. Going Steady (2008)

3. As Far As I'm Concerned

4. Country Girl

5. Busted Pickin' Time

6. Just A Little Lovin

7. Live Fast Love Hard

8. Back Street Affair

9. Sittin' In An All Night Café

10. King Of The Road (2008)

11. Hey Mr. Blue Bird

12. The Other Woman

13. Your Cheatin' Heart

14. Sweet Dreams (2008)

15. Wine Me Up

16. Face To The Wall

17. I Can't Help It

Disc 2

1. Satisfied Mind

2. Crying Time

3. Swinging Doors

4. Memphis

5. Tiger By The Tail

6. Apartment #9

7. Here Comes My Baby Back Again

8. Once A Day

9. Sweet Thang

10. Season's Come & Go

11. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You

12. There Goes My Everything

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Track List: Greatest Hits

1. Hello Walls

2. Goin' Steady (1989 Recording)

3. Unmitigated Gall

4. Face To The Wall

5. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

6. Country Girl

7. Alone With You

8. Apartment #9

9. Cryin' Time

10. It's Four In The Morning

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Track List: An Introduction To Faron Young

1. Hello Walls

2. Apartment #9

3. Sweet Dreams

4. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

5. Goin' Steady

6. Alone With You

7. Country Girl

8. Wine Me Up

9. Face To The Wall (1959 Capitol Records Single B-Side)

10. Riverboat

11. If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')

12. Your Cheatin' Heart

13. Congratulations

14. It's Four In The Morning

15. Three Days

16. I Miss You Already (And You're Not Even Gone)

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Track List: Hillbilly Heartthrob

1. Hello Walls

2. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

3. Sweet Dreams

4. Alone With You

5. All Right

6. Country Girl

7. I Miss You Already (And You're Not Even Gone)

8. If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')

9. It's Four In The Morning

10. Wine Me Up

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Track List: 20 Greatest Hits

1. Hello Walls

2. It’s Four In the Morning

3. Wine Me Up

4. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

5. If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')

6. Sweet Dreams

7. I Miss You Already (And You're Not Even Gone)

8. Goin’ Steady

9. Face to the Wall

10. She Went A Little Bit Farther

11. Leavin' And Sayin' Goodbye

12. Unmitigated Gall

13. I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night

14. Three Days

15. Congratulations

16. Just What I Had In Mind

17. If I Ever Fall In Love With A Honky Tonk Girl

18. Step Aside

19. That Over Thirty Look

20. Here's To You

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Track List: Walk Tall: The Mercury Hit Singles 1963-1975

1. The Yellow Bandana

2. Nightmare

3. We've Got Something In Common

4. You'll Drive Me Back (Into Her Arms Again)

5. Keeping Up With The Joneses

6. My Friend On The Right

7. Walk Tall

8. My Dreams

11. She Went A Little Bit Farther

12. I Just Came To Get My Baby

13. Wine Me Up

14. Your Time's Comin'

15. Occasional Wife

16. If I Ever Fall In Love (With A Honky Tonk Girl)

17. Goin' Steady

18. Step Aside

19. Leavin' And Sayin' Goodbye

20. It's Four In The Morning

21. This Little Girl Of Mine

22. Just What I Had In Mind

23. Some Kind Of A Woman

24. Here I Am In Dallas

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Track List: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Faron Young

1. Keeping Up With The Joneses

2. Walk Tall (Walk Straight)

3. Unmitigated Gall

4. I Just Came To Get My Baby

5. Wine Me Up

6. Your Time's Comin'

7. If I Ever Fall In Love (With A Honky Tonk Girl)

8. Goin' Steady

9. Step Aside

10. Leavin' And Sayin' Goodbye

11. It's Four In The Morning

12. This Little Girl Of Mine

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Track List: The Complete Capitol Hits Of Faron Young

Disc 1

1. Goin' Steady

2. I Can't Wait (For The Sun To Go Down)

3. A Place For Girls Like You

4. If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')

5. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

6. Forgive Me, Dear

7. All Right

8. Go Back You Fool

9. It's A Great Life (If You Don't Weaken)

10. For The Love Of A Woman Like You

11. You're Still Mine

12. I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night

13. Sweet Dreams

14. Until I Met You

15. Turn Her Down

16. I'll Be Satisfied With Love

17. I Miss You Already (And You're Not Even Gone)

18. I'm Gonna Live Some Before I Die

19. The Shrine Of St. Cecilia

20. Love Has Finally Come My Way

21. Alone With You

Disc 2

1. Everytime I'm Kissing You

2. That's The Way I Feel

3. I Hate Myself (For Falling In Love With You)

4. A Long Time Ago

5. Last Night At The Party

6. That's The Way It's Gotta Be

7. Country Girl (Capitol B-Side)

8. I Hear You Talkin'

9. Riverboat

10. Face To The Wall

11. Your Old Used To Be

12. There's Not Any Like You Left

13. Forget The Past

14. A World So Full Of Love

15. Hello Walls (Capitol Records Single Version)

16. Congratulations

17. Backtrack

18. Three Days

19. The Comeback

20. Down By The River

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Track List: Platinum Collection: The Best Of Faron Young

1. As Far As I'm Concerned

2. If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin)

3. Once A Day

4. Seasons Come, Seasons Go

5. I Could Neve Be Ashamed Of You

6. Apartment #9

7. Sweet Dreams Of You

8. Chapel In The Moonlight

9. Sweet Thang

10. Hello Walls

11. Wine Me Up

12. I Miss You Already

13. Alone With You

14. Goin' Steady

15. Welcome To My World

16. Memphis

17. Your Cheatin' Heart

18. Country Girl

19. Is It Really Over?

20. Some Of Those Memories

21. Are You Sincere

22. There Goes My Everything

23. It's Four In The Morning

24. Crying Time

25. Swingin' Doors

26. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

27. The Yellow Bandana

28. Here Comes My Baby Back Again

29. Tiger By The Tail

30. A Heartache For A Keepsake

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Track List: It's Four In The Morning

1. It's Four In The Morning

4. Invisible Tears

6. Sweet Dreams

7. Is It Really Over?

8. Tips Of My Fingers

9. Crying Time

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Track List: Golden Hits

1. It's Four In The Morning

2. Wine Me Up (Single Version)

3. Step Aside

4. Keeping Up With The Joneses

5. I Just Came To Get My Baby

6. Your Time's Comin'

7. Occasional Wife

8. The Yellow Bandana

9. Goin' Steady

10. If I Ever Fall In Love (With A Honky Tonk Girl)

11. Leavin And Sayin' Goodbye

12. Unmitigated Gall

13. This Little Girl Of Mine

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Track List: All-Time Greatest Hits

1. Hello Walls

3. Sweet Dreams

4. Goin' Steady

5. Country Girl

6. Alone With You

7. I Miss You Already (And You're Not Even Gone)

8. Riverboat

9. The Comeback

10. Your Old Used To Be

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Track List: Here's To You

1. Here's To You

2. You're Just Another Beer Drinking Song

3. Let Me Walk In

4. A Hard Bridge To Cross

5. Baxter Hill

6. After The Loving

7. One Away From One Too Many

8. Stop And Take The Time

9. Misty Morning Rain

10. Twin Fiddles Turn Me On

11. A Waste Of Love

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Track List: This Is Faron Young!

2. Tattletale Tears

4. It's A Great Life (If You Don't Weaken)

5. Just Married

8. Have I Waited Too Long

9. For The Love Of A Woman Like You

10. That's What It's Like To Be Lonesome

11. If That's The Fashion

12. I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night

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Glad to see my uncle play on pandora
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Alicecox337 cont..Got my first real bedroom set (30 yrs) later when my husband & I moved to TN. Would I do it over? You bet I would. I still love Faron and look forward to seeing him in eternity!!!�
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As a highschool student in the late 50s Faron was my one true love!! Went to a concert in salut ste Marie, Michigan. Talked with him after the concert����� n o paper so he wrote his name on my forearm. I thought I would die and planned to never wash my arm. However, I was in a very conservative family. My stepfather ordered me to wash it off. Of course, I refused to....that refusal cost me a new bedroom set. Had always had second hand beds up to that time, so it continued. Got my first real bedro
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Always loved to listen to Faron Young sing. Wonderful!
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,Faron was the best
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When I first heard Alright I immediately learned the song and have been singing it every since. I am now 78.
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Was one of the great country singers of all time.
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Love wine me up
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I could listen to Faron Youngs music all day... my husband loved him. I can still hear him sing its four in the morning....
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frankie526
I heard him on Hee Haw sing He was There That song proved he could handle any style except opera. My favorite singer!.
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Hello Walls, may have been written & performed by Willie Nelson but that song belongs to Faron Young. I hope that he has found peace and his death is a situation anyone who has a serious illness might contemplate. Ask yourself what would you do???
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At 4 am many think of his music.
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Faron Young was an absolutely great country artist. I am so sorry that things ended for him in such a tragic manner -however, we did not walk in his shoes. No judgment from me...
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Great sound.
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great music I love it What we hear today is not ,music how do I listen to Pandora on my car radio
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Faron Young's great talent will live on forever
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Faronyoung
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Four Walls is my #1 country hit of all time and Faron Young did it best!
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lstearns57
Faron was GREAT!!! I miss him! I hate the so called country artist of today...its not country music! He one of of the best!!!!!!!!
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Faron Young knew how to really sing a true country song. One of the best country singers that we were lucky to have enjoyed .
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mamonte
Now this is country
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Faron young was one of the very best!
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Would you please play selections from Faron's Rivetboat album
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i love hymns but please other music too
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Does anyone have faron's "RIVERBOAT" ALBUM? I would gladly pay for a copy. I think it was his best ever. Please respond to fdjdagttt@gm a i l . c o m
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i love Faron Young onway Twitty Ray Price Ferlin Huskey and others like these please play these great singers and not the grap
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i love this station but i just wished you did not play the stupid songs that you play please olay good classic music not crao
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very great singer and entertainer sorely missed
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Faron was depressed over health problems.He shot himself in the head Dec 9,1996 such a sad ending for such a great singer.
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Probably not a lot of Faron Young listeners didn't know he commited suicide in Tampa,FL.a few years ago. he was named an honorary sheriff in Nashville,Te n n . W a s one of the great ones.
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nisonca go where you might be appreciated I would guess it would be a rap stn. You have no business listening to good music
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dyork3974
This is great country music.
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no greater singer then Faron Young he's gone but will never be forgotten by his fans he had a very smooth voice
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i was born in NYC NY have always been a honkey tonker and will be till I die.
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chicknhead30
I am 61yrs old when I was a kid my Dad would take me to a Beer Joint with him. He would buy me a Coke and give a 50 cents are so. I could get ten plays on the Juke Box. I would play Faron, Patsy and Ray Price ETC, that was a big treat for me. I am a guitarist and bass player here in Austin. Today's country can't compare with the story's and compassion of the singers and Musicians back then. There is just something about that pedal steel in the back ground.
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hey rascal flatts- this is REAL country. you're a boy band. faron rules and you suck dick!
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Faron Young was great. So sorry he is gone. But his music is so good and still with us. Thanks Faron.
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Faron Young was a super intertainer. . . t o o bad he is not with us anymore''all the excellent singers are gonebut at least they left us there beautiful musik..thank s ,Pandora for playing their songs..
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Faron Young is Unknown Hinson's one & only true favorite Country/West e r n Artist! He was pretty smooth!
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It is not generally knnwn that Faron recorded the first true Soul music which didwell but was not a smash.
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newtexan8
I grew up in Australia and always liked Faron. I was about 6 when 'A Place for Girls like You' came out on the back side 'Chapel in the Moonlight' and always remembered the words of the song.
When he came to Houston in the mid 80's I met him at the show and he invited me up on stage to sing it with him. What a treat.
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was he really a sherriff ?
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droptop07
LOVE IT
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faron young was the best ever
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faron young was in the army with my daddy,i grew up with faron on my old time record player.
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Grew up in New Mexico in the 50's & 60's. Faron Young was always a favorite.
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beaandlavern e w e n t w o r t h
When Faron came to Stoneboro, Pennsylvania & paly at the Kish Hotel, Brother we had us some fun. We becamefriend s & he never made it up this way that I wasn't there to greet him. This worlds loss was HEAVENS GAIN. Because HEAVENS CHOIR certainly became a whole lot SWEETER sounding the day he joined it. Love ya' Faron & SURE DO MISS YOU.
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He was my all time favorite. I saw him four times in Dallas in the late 80's, and he was always fun, funny, and gracious. He invited us onto his bus, before a show, and regaled us with funny stores. He told me about "Honkytonk Girl, a song picked for song of the year in early 70's. Tom T. Hall wrote it for him. After that they had a falling out, I believe he said Tom ran off with Faron's secretary, and after that Faron refused to sing the song again. It was a favorite of mine, so he told me "you
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