Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ferlin Husky, R. I. P.

Country entertainer Ferlin Husky dies at age 85: "Ferlin Husky, a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early '60s known for hits like 'Wings of a Dove' and 'Gone,' died Thursday. He was 85.

The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee died at his home, said Country Music Hall of Fame spokeswoman Tina Wright. He had a history of heart problems and related ailments.

With his resonant voice and good looks, Husky was one of the most versatile entertainers to emerge from country music. He was a singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, and even a comedian whose impersonations ranged from Bing Crosby to Johnny Cash."

I saw him on stage twice. A great entertainer.


Andy 7 said...

One of the best country singers in my book. Loved him in "Las Vegas Hillbillies" in spite of his occasional facial tick.

Cap'n Bob said...

I remember the line in the song about the girl who didn't like country music. She thought Ferlin Huskey was a sled dog.

Anonymous said...

I just saw this.

Andy is right, but then how can you go wrong with Ferlin and Mamie Van Doren?