When we travel, we listen to Sirius radio "Easy Listening". Kind of insulates us from the "madness of the Freeways". Don't know if you do Easy Listening but if you do then you know they play a lot of "oldies" in instrumental arrangements. It's fun trying to guess who the "original" artist was that sang the song. This is always settled when we switch from navigation to radio. The screen lists the artist and the name of the song.
I can tell you that it has been a long time since I heard "Ferlin Husky's Gone" but there it was in a very nice instrumental arrangement. Amazingly, his name, and the name of the song came right to me. Joan is always shocked when that happens . . . "And you can't remember to pick up the peanut butter at Costco??? . . . Oh well . . . here's a real good guy and great singer from our high school years.
In the 1950s and 60s, Husky's hits included "Gone" and "Wings of a Dove", each reaching No. 1 on the country charts. He also created a comic outspoken hayseed character, Simon Crum; and recorded under the stage name Terry Preston from 1948 to 1953.
In 2010, Husky was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
This song became popular in 1960 and is still played in various formats today.
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