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Marty Robbins

American singer, songwriter and racing driver

Marty Robbins (real name Martin David Robinson) (September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982) was an American country singer and songwriter.

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Marty Robbins
Background information
Birth nameMartin David Robinson
BornSeptember 26, 1925
Glendale, Arizona, U.S.
DiedDecember 8, 1982
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresCountry
OccupationsMusician, songwriter, actor, NASCAR driver
InstrumentsGuitar, piano
Years active1948 - 1982
LabelsColumbia

He was one of the most famous country singers during his 40 year career. Robbins had many country music hit singles and some of his songs were pop music hits on the radio. During the peak of his music career Robbins won several Grammy Awards.

In 1982 he was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In addition to his music, Marty Robbins was a race car driver. He drove in many NASCAR races. He was a driver in the 1973 Daytona 500.

Marty Robbins died of heart failure in December 1982.

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