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Sonny James

Sonny James

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birthday
1st
May, 1928
Death
22nd
February, 2016
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Jimmie Hugh Loden (May 1, 1928 – February 22, 2016), known professionally as Sonny James, was an American country music singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 hit, “Young Love”. Dubbed the “Southern Gentleman” for his congenial manner, his greatest success came from ballads about the trials of love. James had 72 country and pop charted releases from 1953 to 1983, including an unprecedented five-year streak of 16 straight Billboard No. 1 singles among his 26 No. 1 hits. Twenty-one of his albums reached the country top ten from 1964 to 1976. James was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1961 and co-hosted the first Country Music Association Awards Show in 1967. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Also Known As

Sonny James The Southern Gentleman

Birth Name

James Hugh Loden

Genres

Country music, pop music

Labels

Capitol, Columbia, Dot, RCA, Monument, Dimension, Curb

Occupations

Singer-songwriter

Origin

Hackleburg, Alabama, U.S.

Years Active

1953 1983

Name

Sonny James

Nationality

United States of America

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