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Faron Young to be Featured On Sunday’s Classic Country Spotlight

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Join us Sunday morning at 11 for the Country Classic Spotlight.  In the spotlight this weekend: Faron Young, country singer and songwriter from the early 1950’s into the mid 1980’s.

One of Faron’s biggest hits was “Hello Walls.” Written by Willie Nelson, it held the position of #1 for 9 weeks on the Country Charts 50 years ago in 1961.  Hits like “You Ain’t lovin’ You Ain’t Living,” and “Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young,” made him a honky tonk singer.

Faron Young was one of country music’s most colorful stars.  Born in Shreveport, Louisiana in February 1932.  He was discovered by Webb Pierce in 1951.  He was known as “The Hillbilly Heartthrob” and was a staple at the Grand Ole Opry and various radio and television shows.

During the 90′,s Young was stricken with emphysema.  He became depressed by his poor health.  He shot himself in December 1996 at age 64.

Sunday October 9th we will remember Faron Young, his life and music on the Country Classic Show at 11 a.m. on the Country Classic Spotlight.

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