Johnny Horton

Johnny Horton
1925 - 1960
Johnny Horton  American Country Musician

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Johnny Horton was previously married to Billie Jean Jones (1953 - 1960).


Johnny Horton is a member of the following lists: Columbia Records artists, Grammy Award winners and People from Los Angeles, California.


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First Name Johnny
Last Name Horton
Full Name at Birth John Gale Horton
Alternative Name the Singing Fisherman
Age 35 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th April, 1925
Birthplace Los Angeles, CA
Died 5th November, 1960
Place of Death Milano, Texas, USA
Cause of Death car accident
Buried Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Red Chute, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA
Build Slim
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer
Occupation Country Musician
Music Genre (Text) Country music, folk music, rockabilly, Country, honky-tonk
Music Genre Country
Year(s) Active 1950–1960
Music Style Honky Tonk, Traditional Country, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Country Boogie, Pop/Rock, Rockabilly
Music Mood Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Rollicking, Playful, Bright, Warm, Relaxed, Light, Sentimental, Rustic, Reflective, Pastoral
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Guitar, vocals
Record Label Cormac, Mercury, Abbott, Dot, Columbia
Associated Acts The Singing Fisherman and the Rowley Trio, Johnny Horton and the Roadrunners, Johnny Horton, Tillman Franks and Tommy Tomlinson

John LaGale Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music, honky tonk and rockabilly singer and musician, during the 1950s and early 1960s, best known for his saga songs that became international hits beginning with the 1959 single "The Battle of New Orleans", which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The song was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and in 2001 ranked No. 333 of the Recording Industry Association of America's "Songs of the Century". His first No. 1 country song was in 1959, "When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)".

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Johnny Horton35 TaurusCountry Musician
Billie Jean Jones88 LeoCountry Musician


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Brian P LongfordMay 16, 2011

I have been a fan of Johnny Horton since i was in high school and still like him and his music and thats a long time

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