Legend Sovine (VIDEO)
Woodrow "Red" Wilson Sovine was born in 1918 and was an American Country music singer. Red often would narrate his songs, in which he would talk, rather than sing over the music. He found his niche with "truck driving" and "sentimental" songs.
Red got his start performing on a local radio show in Wheeling, West Virginia. Together with Johnnie Bailes, they formed "Smiley and Red, The Singing Sailors."
A year later, newly married Red would move to Shreveport, Louisiana. He would begin gaining notoriety after performing on the famed KWKH radio program, The Louisiana Hayride, where he would be befriended by Hank Williams.
Red would record 28 singles between 1949 and 1954. His duet, Are You Mine?, with Goldie Hill, would be a top 15 hit. He would celebrate his first number one single in 1956, duetting with Webb Pierce on a cover of George Jone's, Why Baby Why. Two more singles would chart that year and Red would join the Grand Ole Opry.
He would also be credited with discovering Charley Pride.
Sadly, we lost Red in a Nashville automobile accident in 1980.
Here's Red's number one single, Teddy Bear.