Hickory MGM, 1974.
vinyl condition: VG
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| Don Gibson was born into a poor working-class family. And dropped out of school in the second grade. Nicknamed "The Sad Poet” (he frequently wrote songs that told of loneliness and lost love), Gibson enjoyed a string of country hits from the late 1950s into the mid-1970s.
His song I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU, has been recorded by over 700 artists, most notably by Ray Charles in 1962. He also wrote and recorded SWEET DREAMS, a song that would become a major 1963 crossover hit for Patsy Cline. Roy Orbison was a fan of Gibson's songwriting, and in 1967, he recorded an album of his songs simply titled ROY ORBISON SINGS DON GIBSON. Neil Young's cover of OH LONESOME ME on AFTER THE GOLD RUSH, is one of the few songs Young has recorded that he did not write.
Gibson was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973. In 2001 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2010.