Sonny James  American Country Musician

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Sonny James passed away on 22nd Feb 2016 aged 86.


Sonny James was previously married to Doris Shrode (1956 - 2016).


Sonny James is a 86 year old American Country Musician. Born James Loden on 1st May, 1929 in Hackleburg, Alabama, he is famous for Young Love in a career that spans 1953–1983. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Sonny James is a member of the following lists: 2016 deaths, Members of the Country Music Association and National Recording Corporation artists.


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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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    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
    Shortest Relationship60 yrs, 1 mth
    Average Relationship Length60 yrs, 1 mth
    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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