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Cindy Walker

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The dean of Texas songwriting, Cindy Walker wrote over 100 country songs, including “Dream Baby (JUST HOW LONG SHOULD I Dream),” “Bubbles in my own Beverage,” “Take Me personally in Your Hands (And Hold Me personally),” and “Within the Misty Moonlight,” included in Lone Superstar institutions like Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Ernest Tubb, and Al Dexter, in addition to Eddy Arnold and Hank Snow. Delivered in Mexia, TX, in 1925, Walker had written a lot more than two dozen tracks for Wills, and released her very own singer/songwriter album, Phrases and Music, in 1964. She actually is an associate of the united states Music Association Hall of Popularity.

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Full Name Cindy Walker
Died March 23, 2006, Mexia, Texas, United States
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Parents Oree Walker
Awards Academy of Country Music Awards Poet's Award
Music Songs You Don't Know Me, Take Me in Your Arms, Dusty Skies, Dream Baby, When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again, It’s All Your Fault, Blue Canadian Rockies, I Was Just Walking out the Door, Miss Molly, Hey, Mr. Bluebird, The Night Watch, The Eagle's Heart, Thank You for Calling, Flying South, You’re From Texas, Hearts Will Be Hearts, The Wind and the Tree, It Can Never Be, From a Distance, Round Me Up And Call Me Doggie, Bear Cat Mountain Gal, I Love Everything About You, Till The End Of Time, Barstool Cowboy from Old Barstow, I Hear You Talkin', You’ve Got My Heart Doing A Tap Dance, Travelin In My Shoes, Christian Cowboy, I Want To Go To Mexico, Don’t Talk To Me About Men, You Can't Break The Chains Of Love, Til The Longest Day I Live
Albums Words & Music, Country Girl: The Complete Transcription Recordings of Cindy Walker Vol. 1, Golden Classics Of The '40s, It Can Never Be: The Greatest Songs of Cindy Walker - Live on the Radio Vol. 1, Country Girl: The Complete Transcription Recordings of Cindy Walker Vol. 2, Top 45 Classics - The Very Best of Cindy Walker, It Can Never Be: The Greatest Songs of Cindy Walker - Live on the Radio Vol. 2
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Country Album
Movies Ride Tenderfoot Ride, Mr. Texas, Oiltown, U.S.A., Frontier Vengeance


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1 Retired in Mexia, Texas [July 2003]
2 Willie Nelson released an album of her work in March 2006.
3 Her songs were recorded by generations of celebrities, beginning with Bing Crosby in 1942. During a trip to Hollywood with her father, she sang one of her compositions for Larry Crosby, who asked her to return the next day so that Bing could hear it. He decided to record the song, "Lone Star Trail". Other hits she wrote include "You Don't Know Me", "Dream Baby", and the Gene Autry hit, "Silver Spurs".
4 Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
5 Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bluebird 2013/I lyrics: "In the Misty Moonlight" / music: "In the Misty Moonlight"
Moeder, ik wil bij de revue TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis: Love Me Tender - The Love Songs 2009 Video documentary writer: "You Don't Know Me"
Crazy 2008/II writer: "Dream Baby How Long Must I Dream"
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Brave One 2007 writer: "You Don't Know Me"
American Masters 2007 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Doc Martin 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Great Performances 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Ole Opry's Vintage Classics 2005 TV Movie writer: "You Don't Know Me"
Peter Cincotti: Live in New York 2005 Video documentary writer: "You Don't Know Me"
Ray 2004/I writer: "You Don't Know Me"
Idol stjörnuleit 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Northfork 2003 writer: "I Don't Care" 1954
A Guy Thing 2003 writer: "Cherokee Maiden"
Against the Dying of the Light 2001 Short documentary "You Don't Know Me"
Big Eden 2000 writer: "Take Me in Your Arms And Hold Me"
Dance with Me 1998 writer: "Dream Baby"
In God's Hands 1998 writer: "You Don't Know Me"
Two Girls and a Guy 1997 writer: "You Don't Know Me" - as C. Walker
My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 writer: "You Don't Know Me"
'Til There Was You 1997 writer: "You Don't Know Me"
The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 writer: "You Don't Know Me"
Cracker 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
White Man's Burden 1995 writer: "Dream Baby"
Groundhog Day 1993 writer: "You Don't Know Me"
That Night 1992 writer: "DREAM BABY"
Lena's Holiday 1991 writer: "Dream Baby" - uncredited
Postcards from the Edge 1990 writer: "You Don't Know Me" - as C. Walker
Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night 1988 TV Movie documentary writer: "Dream Baby How Long Must I Dream"
Designing Women 1988 TV Series 1 episode
Fame 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Austin City Limits 1983 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Personal Best 1982 writer: "You Don't Know Me" - as C. Walker
Kojak 1977 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Show 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Clambake 1967 writer: "You Don't Know Me"
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Jimmy Dean Show 1963 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ozark Jubilee 1960 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1957 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Gene Autry Show 1951-1954 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Oiltown, U.S.A. 1953 writer: "Oiltown U.S.A.", "Christian Cowboy"
Winning of the West 1953 writer: "Cowboy Blues" 1947 - uncredited
Blue Canadian Rockies 1952 writer: "Blue Canadian Rockies"
Gene Autry and The Mounties 1951 writer: "Blue Canadian Rockies" - uncredited
Trail to San Antone 1947 writer: "The Cowboy Blues"
Throw a Saddle on a Star 1946 writer: "The Strawberry Blonde on the Strawberry Roan"
The Lady Confesses 1945 writer: "It's All Your Fault"
Rockin' in the Rockies 1945 writer: "Miss Molly"
The Last Horseman 1944 writer: "The Idaho Plains", "Trouble on the Range"
A Tornado in the Saddle 1942 writer: "You're From Texas", "He's A Barstool Cowboy", "Dusty Skies", "We're Rough And Ready"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oiltown, U.S.A. 1953 Katherine Tyler
TI-Yi-Yippee-Aye 1944 Short Vocalist
Bearcat Mountain Gal 1942 Short Singer
Frontier Vengeance 1940 Singer Cindy
Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride 1940 Singer with The Pacemakers

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CMT: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself

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