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David Frizzell


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David Frizzell (born September 26, 1941) is an American Country Music Singer. He is the younger brother of Country Music legend Lefty Frizzell. His career first started back in the late 50s, but his biggest success came in the 80s, thirty years into his career.

Frizzell was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, in 1941. He began performing in his brother’s show at the age of 12. He toured with his brother throughout the 1950s and 1960s and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He signed with Columbia Records in 1970 and finally achieved solo success, placing the single “I Just Can’t Help Believing” on the Billboard top-40 country charts.

Frizzell appeared regularly on Buck Owens’ All American TV Show during the 1970s, and recorded for Capitol Records. In 1981, he recorded his first number-one country hit, “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma,” a duet with Shelly West. The song won the Country Music Association’s “Song of the Year” and “Vocal Duet of the Year” awards in 1981 and was featured in Clint Eastwood’s film Any Which Way You Can. Frizzell and West also won the Academy of Country Music award for “Vocal Duo of the Year” in 1981 and 1982.

In 1982, Frizzell hit number-one on the country charts with the solo single, “I’m Gonna Hire a Wino (to Decorate Our Home)”, which was nominated for Song of the Year in the 1982 Grammy Awards. He continued to tour and record with West until 1986.


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  • catgus

    Unfortuneately the version of this available on download,is an inferior cut,with a girl called Coni.The original he cut with Shelly West,is far superior! 100% right HagMan!

    3 Nov 2012 Reply
  • TheHagMan

    Its a real pity that Davids best songs are not avaialble here the songs available dont really do him justice. Try to find his Hire a wino song and his fantastic duet with Shelley West "You're the reason god made Oklahoma" one of the best duets ever.

    16 Jun 2008 Reply

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