Blessed in Knoxville, TN, on June 2, 1924, Carl Butler blended the favorite honky tonk design prevalent within the ’50s using the hill tranquility of his Tennessee upbringing. Though his early recordings had been being a single act, the majority of his well-known materials was performed along with his songwriting wife, Pearl. Carl was raised influenced with the Opry’s Roy Acuff along with the old-timey music and bluegrass widespread around his house. He started performing at amateur dances at age 12, and after program in World Battle II, he sang with bluegrass rings like the Bailey Brothers as well as the Sauceman Brothers. In 1950, Butler started singing like a single act in a Knoxville radio train station; he authorized with Capitol and started documenting in his bluegrass design, but later transformed to a honky tonk audio motivated by Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams, who have been then tearing in the graphs. Though the edges weren’t effective, he did match Pearl Dee Jones at that time; she distributed composing credits on his “I WANT You So,” and both had been wedded by 1952. Carl transferred to Columbia that same calendar year, recording single and with the Webster Brothers through the entire ’50s. By the finish from the ’50s, Carl Butler still hadn’t created a charting one, though he previously recorded steadily for nearly ten years. Finally, in past due 1961, his one “Honky Tonkitis” managed to get to amount 25 on the united states graphs. The Butlers became a member of the Grand Ole Opry the next year, as well as the publicity helped them force “DON’T ALLOW Me CROSS” to number 1. Their first one being a duo, it spent nearly three months near the top of the graphs, and resulted in an appearance within the film Second Fiddle to some Steel Electric guitar in 1963. Carl and Pearl continuing to chart being a duo through the entire ’60s, hitting the very best Ten with “As well Later to Try Once again” and amount 14 with both “Loving Hands” and “I’m Dangling Up the telephone.” The Butlers acquired caused Dolly Parton around Knoxville for a long time from the past due ’50s, plus they had been her biggest preliminary followers when she became well-known in 1967. They continuing release a Columbia albums through the ’70s and in addition recorded for Graph and CMH, but retired within the ’80s. Carl Butler attempted something of the return in 1990, 2 yrs after Pearl’s loss of life, but it demonstrated unsuccessful and he passed away in 1992.
|2||Had a string of hit country singles in the 1950s and 1960s. His biggest hit was "Don't Let Me Cross Over," which spent 11 weeks atop Billboard magazine's country singles chart in early 1963. His wife, Pearl Butler, sang harmony on the song.|
|11.22.63||2016||TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode|
|Opry Video Classics: Duets||2007||Video writer: "If Teardrops Were Pennies"|
|Grand Ole Opry||2007||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|The Porter Wagoner Show||TV Series writer - 6 episodes, 1973 performer - 1 episode, 1969|
|RCA's Opening Night||1973||TV Movie writer: "If Teardrops Were Pennies" - uncredited|
|Country Style, U.S.A.||1959||TV Series short performer - 1 episode|
|Flamingo Close: Cass||2012||Short special thanks|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2000||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|All You Need Is Love||1977||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Porter Wagoner Show||1963-1976||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar||1965||Himself|
|Country Style, U.S.A.||1959||TV Series short||Himself - Singer|
|Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour||1954||TV Series||Himself|
|Bravo Profiles||1999||TV Series documentary||Himself|
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