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Joe Allison


Although he’s best-known to country fans — if he’s known whatsoever — because the author of hits by Jim Reeves, Tex Ritter, and Faron Young, Joe Allison contributed immeasurably to country music’s birth as an metropolitan phenomenon through the 1950s and ’60s. He started like a deejay in Tx, but worked well his method up through the ’50s — like a Television presenter, maker, and record professional — to impact the spread of nation and its effect on the nation. Blessed in McKinney, TX, on Oct 3, 1924, Allison inserted the business executing on the Tex Ritter tour in 1945. He came back to his house declare that same calendar year and begun to are a deejay in San Antonio. A melody he wrote for Ritter, “IF YOU Keep Don’t Slam the entranceway,” hit the united states Best Five in Oct 1946. Using a bit of popularity to his name, Joe Allison proved helpful in Memphis radio through the past due ’40s. In 1949, he transferred to Nashville to web host a regular present on WSIX and WSM that became a springboard for potential stars like the Everly Brothers, Chet Atkins, and Brenda Lee. Following a move to LA in 1952, Allison well balanced radio and songrwriting professions; he changed Tennessee Ernie Ford at KXLA and composed strikes — some co-written by his first wife, Audrey — for Faron Youthful (“Live Fast, Like Hard, Die Youthful” and “It’s an excellent Life [If YOU DO NOT Weaken]”) and Tommy Sands (“Teenage Crush”). Joe Allison’s most significant songwriting credit emerged in 1960, when Jim Reeves took “He’ll Need to Move” to the very best of the united states graph for 14 weeks. The solitary also reached number 2 within the pop graphs. Also in 1960, Allison relocated to an professional post for Liberty Information: developing and operating the very first particularly country division at an archive label. Through the ’60s, Allison was important in spreading industrial nation radio to big metropolitan marketplaces and he was also mixed up in founding of the united states Music Association, plenty of to make their achievement honor in 1964. By 1967, he previously moved into self-employed producing and done materials by Hank Thompson, Roy Clark, Tex Ritter, and Willie Nelson. In the past due ’70s, he was inducted into both D.J. Hall of Popularity as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Popularity.

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Died August 2, 2002, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Profession Music Producer, Songwriter
Awards Academy of Country Music Awards Jim Reeves International Award

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1 Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1978
2 Wrote Jim Reeves' hit country song "He'll Have to Go" with his first wife.



Special Correspondents 2016 writer: "He'll Have to Go"
The Spectacular Now 2013 writer: "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young"
Opry Video Classics: Legends 2007 Video writer: "Four Walls/ Tennessee Waltz/ He'll Have to Go"
16 Years of Alcohol 2003 writer: "He'll Have To Go"
Jam 2000 TV Series writer: "He'll Have To Go"
Agnes Browne 1999 writer: "He'll Have to Go"
Heart 1999 writer: "He'll Have to Go"
Stars in Their Eyes 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Let It Ride 1989 "He'll Have to Go"
Sword of Honour 1986 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Desert Hearts 1985 writer: "HE'LL HAVE TO GO"
Blood Simple. 1984 "He'll Have To Go"
Saturday Night Live 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show 1975 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Jimmy Dean Show 1964 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1961 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 1960-1961 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ozark Jubilee 1959-1960 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Country Style, U.S.A. 1960 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957 TV Series writer - 1 episode



Disc Jockey 1951 Disc Jockey

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