The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie , combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust , made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed at the end of the s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana. We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe. If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly. Forgot your password? Retrieve it. Get promoted. In Lyrics.
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Jimmy Ray Dean August 10, — June 13, was an American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman. Although he may be best known today as the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand, he became a national television personality starting in , rising to fame for his country crossover hit "Big Bad John" and his television series, The Jimmy Dean Show, which also gave puppeteer Jim Henson his first national media exposure. He lived near Richmond, Virginia, and was nominated for the Country Music Hall of Fame in , although he was formally inducted posthumously. We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe. If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly. Forgot your password?
The song again topped the UK chart in in a recording by Shakin' Stevens. Hamblem recorded the song in March and released it as a single in May Hamblen was supposedly out on a hunting expedition when he and his fellow hunter, actor John Wayne , came across a hut in the mountains. Inside was the body of a man, and the man's dog was still there, guarding the building. This inspired Hamblen to write "This Ole House". The single was reviewed twice in Billboard magazine. It was described as "a powerful religioso item with a message and an infectious beat. Hamblen sells it with fervor. In the US, it was released as the flip side to " Hey There ", which also reached number 1. When reviewed in Billboard , it was described as "a bright, bouncy rendition from the thrush, supported solidly by an unbilled male singer and the Buddy Cole ork.
This old house once knew my children This old house once knew my wife This old house was home and shelter as we fought the storms of life This old house once rang with laughter This old house heard many shouts Now she trembles in the darkness when the lightnin' walks about. Ain't gonna need this house no longer Ain't gonna need this house no more Ain't got time to fix the shingles Ain't got time to fix the floor Ain't got time to oil the hinges Nor to mend the window pane Ain't gonna need this house no longer I'm getting ready to meet the saints. This old house is getting shaky This old house is getting old This old house lets in the rain and This old house lets in the cold On my knees I'm getting chilly But I feel no fear or pain 'Cause I see an angel peeking through A broken window pane. Now my old hound dog lies asleeping He don't know I'm gonna leave Else he'd wake up by the fireplace And he'd sit there, howl and grieve But my hunting days are over I aint gonna hunt the 'coon no more Gabriel done brought in chariot When the wind blew down the door.