He had particular trouble with the "s" sound in most words, so he asked for a song which largely avoided that sound as his comeback effort. Faron Young's band, the Country Deputies, was one of country music's top bands, and toured with him for many years. Young co-founded, with Preston Temple, the Nashville trade newspaper, The Music City News. Young died at the age of sixty-four of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been in failing health when he took his own life. Legacy and influence A performance video clip of "It's Four In The Morning" was the first video to air on CMT when it first launched on March 5, 1983. In 1985, the country singer inspired homage from British rock group, Prefab Sprout, whose multimillion-selling album, "Steve McQueen" contains the song "Faron Young." The song has the refrain: You give me Faron Young four in the morning / Forgive me Faron Young four in the morning..." In 2000, he was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame In the comic strip Peanuts, Frieda's cat was named "Faron" after Faron Young, of whom Charles Schulz was a fan. Worked with Webb Pierce on the Louisana Hayride in 1951.
First recorded with Tillman Franks & his Rainbow boys in 1951. Went solo in 1952. Appeared in the 1956 movie "Hidden Guns" and got his nickame "The Young Sheriff", and his band name, "Country Deputies" from that movie. Also appeared in the movies, Stampede, Daniel Boone, Raiders Of Old California, and That's Country.
Founder and one-time publisher of the Music City News in Nashville. First charted song "Going Steady went to #2 on the Country Charts in 1953. Put 79 songs into the top 40 of the country charts from 1953-1978. Had 5 #1s.
Last # 1 was It's Four In the Morning in 1971. 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 Source Joel Whitburn's Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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