"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.
"Homesteading is the daily practice through which we can celebrate the everyday miracles of the natural world and learn to overcome challenges and develop resilience." --Teri Page
I guess I've been abducted by space aliens. So unprofessional. They tried to probe me with this tiny ad:
NEW BOOK: Pawpaws: The Complete Guide to Growing and Marketing