Friday, September 23, 2011
Ferlin Eugene Husky (December 3, 1925 – March 17, 2011) performed "both kinds of music: Country AND western," as the Blues Brothers movie line goes. Actually it cut across the regional sub-genres of traditional country, honky honk, western ballads, spoken recitations, rocakabilly, blue grass, and semi-pop country. I reckon Ol' Ferlin had a couple dozen top 20 hits on the country charts from the early fifties all the way up to the mid-seventies. Some reports even say he had "matinee-idol looks." From this provile view - I'd have to agree he looks pretty hot. Robert Duvall covered his hit song Wings of a Dove - for his country movie Tender Mercies.