Sonny James

Sonny James
1929 - 2016

Sonny James  American Country Musician


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Sonny James was previously married to Doris Shrode (1957 - 2016).


American Country Musician Sonny James was born James Loden on 1st May, 1929 in Hackleburg, Alabama and passed away on 22nd Feb 2016 aged 86. He is most remembered for Young Love. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Sonny James is a member of the following lists: Singers from Alabama, 2016 deaths and Members of the Country Music Association.


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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

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 releases from 1953 to 1983, including an unprecedented five-year streak of 16 straight Billboard #1 singles among his 26 #1 hits. Twenty-one of his albums reached the country top ten from 1964 to 1976. In May 2007 Sonny, accompanied by his Southern Gentlemen, walked the red carpet and were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. James is currently retired and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Posted commentsView all comments (3)

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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