“Talent is being able to please people.” – Marty Robbins
"A White Sport Coat." "Devil Woman." "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife." "Ribbon of Darkness." "El Paso." "Don’t Worry." "Big Iron."
From his crossover pop hits in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s to his iconic cowboy songs, Marty Robbins recorded (and often wrote) some of the most recognized songs in the last 60 years. With 16 number one songs and 94 charting records over his 35 year career, Robbins is a true country legend. A beloved performer, he spent many late nights at the Grand Ole Opry often pushing the show “overtime” to sing one more song to his dedicated fans. With two Grammys, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a collection of ACM and CMA Awards and membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame, his work forms a substantial part of the country music soundtrack until his death in 1982. Marty Robbins was an entertainer, an extraordinary singer, an actor, a songwriter and a musician. Decades after his death he’s still a fan favorite.
Marty begins his musical career and is quickly featured on both radio and television on KPHO Phoenix
Opry member Little Jimmy Dickens guests on Robbins’ TV show. Dickens is such a fan he helps Marty secure a recording deal with Columbia Records
Marty Robbins becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry
Marty Robbins’ version of “Singing the Blues” hits #1 on the Billboard Country & Western Bestsellers Chart
“A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation” becomes an iconic part of Marty’s extensive catalog selling over 1 million copies
“El Paso” wins a Grammy for “Best Country & Western Performance,” hits #1 on the Pop charts, and establishes itself as Robbins’ signature song.
Robbins releases “Big Iron.”
Robbins stars in the film “Ballad of a Gunfighter”
“The Drifter”, starring Marty Robbinsas the title character, hits American TV’s telling the story of a traveling cowboy singer
Marty is seen on TV again in “The Marty Robbins Show”
Robbins wins another Grammy, this one for “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife”
Marty Robbins is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.