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Carl Butler


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.

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Full Name Carl Butler
Date Of Birth June 2, 1927
Died September 4, 1992, Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Height 1.75 m
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Education Idaho State University
Nationality American
Spouse Colette Butler
Children Avia Colette Butler, Brock Vincent Butler, Emmi Laurie Butler, Gavin Butler, Daxton Charles Butler
Parents Laurie Butler, Carl Butler
Siblings Casey Butler, Logan Butler, Carlie Butler
Music Groups Carl Butler and Pearl
Music Songs Don't Let Me Cross Over, I Hope We Walk the Last Mile Together, Honky Tonkitis, If Teardrops Were Pennies, You Can't Insure a House of Dreams, String of Empties, Our Last Rendezvous, It's Wrong to Be Jealous, Stepping on My Heart, I Live My Life Alone, No Guarantee on My Heart, I Just Said Goodbye to My Dreams, Wonder Drug, Little Pedro, I Know Why I Cry, I'll Cry Again Tomorrow, A Blue Million Tears, Linda Lou, My Joy, I Need You So, Mrs. Right's Divorcing Mr. Wrong, One You Slip Around With, Paul's Saloon, I Know What It Means to Be Lonesome, Baby I'm A-Waitin', I Like to Pretend, I Wouldn't Change You If I Could, I'll Go Steppin' Too, Grief in My Heart, The Blues Come Around, I Know You Don't Love Me, River of Tears
Albums Honky Tonkitis, Don't Let Me Cross Over, A Blue Million Tears
Nominations Shorty Award for Vlogger of the Year, Shorty Award for Social Media, Shorty Award for Parent
Movies Vlogumentary

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1 Country singer.
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

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Bravo Profiles 1999 TV Series documentary Himself

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