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Faron Young: Hello Walls

 

Faron Young met a sad end to his life when he shot himself in December of 1966 after encountering health problems, career downturn and breakup of his 40 year marriage.

 

 

Faron Young singing his No.1 hit Hello Walls.

 

Faron Young was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on February 25, 1932. He died 64 years later on December 10, 1996 of a self-inflicted gunshot to his head.

He took his girlfriend at the time Billie Jean Jones to the Grand Ole Opry in 1952 on his first visit to the country music shrine.

By the time the night was over she was his ex-girlfriend when she met Hank Williams and Young said Williams pulled a gun on him to let him know she was no longer Young’s girlfriend.

Young co-founded the Music City News the newspaper that covered the Nashville country music scene.

Young was mostly forgotten after his last No.1 song Four In The Morning in 1971 and felt like the country music industry had neglected to give him credit for what he had done in his career.

It was sad to see his life end so tragically but his music will be around for years to come.

 

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2009 in Music

 

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