Sonny James

Sonny James
1929 - 2016

Sonny James  American Country Musician


James Hugh Loden (born May 1, 1929), known professionally as Sonny James, is an American country music singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 hit, "Young Love". Dubbed the Southern Gentleman, James had 72 country and pop charted rele...

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Longest Relationship60 yrs, 1 mth
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First Name Sonny
Last Name James
Full Name at Birth James Loden
Alternative Name Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st May, 1929
Birthplace Hackleburg, Alabama
Died 22nd February, 2016
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Country Music Singer And Songwriter
Occupation Country Musician
Claim to Fame Young Love
Music Genre (Text) Country Music, Pop Music, Country Music
Music Genre Country
Year(s) Active 1953–1983
Music Style Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Pop/Rock, Country-Pop, Early Pop/Rock
Music Mood Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Refined/Mannered, Gentle, Sentimental, Reserved
Instrument Vocals, Guitar
Instrument (text) Vocals, Guitar, Vocals
Record Label Capitol, Columbia, Dot, Rca, Monument, Dimension, Curb
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Rest in Peace Sonny James.
Passed away on 22nd February, 2016 aged 86.

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    CarolFeb 20, 2013

    Love Sonny, was in his fan club. But I can't find the lyrics to Shiloh. This is not a complete list.

    Lonnie HillJul 12, 2009

    just wanted to say Sonny James has always been my hero and singer Idol,every since I used to listen to his music on WVOK out of birmingham Ala growing up in ala. myself. I`ve had the Honor to meet him and his wife Doris twice! [ Young love] is always my favorite!

    Louise CauleyApr 27, 2009

    Keep in mind, I was born in 1950. From the time I was old enough to understand music, Sonny James has always been my number one favorite with Running Bear . Today I still love his music. I listen to XM on station 13 and they play a lot of great music. Take Care and God Bless

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