"El Paso" is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959. It was released as a single the following month, and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts, reaching No. 1 in both at the start of 1960 (the first No. 1 hit of the 1960's). It won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961, and remains Robbins' best-known song.
Oh my word. My family was just introduced to "Big Iron" a month ago. My sister, who knows I like folk music, mentioned Marty Robbins on the phone--so I played the song, and now my six year old (girl!) regularly begs us to sing all the verses together as a family.
Many of his songs are so good. And then my husband had to look up Robbins' bio, and it seems he was a really great guy besides being a popular singer. So glad to see this thread here, and I hope more folks will listen to his music.
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