On Sunday, July 10th at 11 am, join me for the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight as we feature Bobby Helms.

We go down memory lane starting at 9 am with the Country Classic Radio Show at 98.1 FM was Minnesota’s New Country, online and on your mobile device.

Bobby Helms grew up with country music, born August 15, 1933, in Bloomington, Indiana.  Ernest Tubb brought Helms to Nashville in 1956 and was signed by Decca Records.  Helms recorded “Fraulein,” a song written by Lawton William  for Ernest Tubb. It was his first single in 1957 and went to number one on the country chart.  He followed it with “My Special Angel” a country number one in December of 1957.  Then came “Jingle Bell Rock” released in December 1957 and featured on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.  “Jingle Bell Rock” became a Christmas classic that still played on country and pop stations during the holiday season.

Helm’s success faded after 1957.  He continued to tour and record for the next three decades.  Helms spent his later years living in Martinsville, Indiana until he passed away from emphysema at age 63 in June of 1997.

 

 


 

 

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