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Faron Young (February 25, 1932, near Shreveport, Louisiana – December 10, 1996), was an American country music singer, predominantly in the honky tonk genre.

Starting off singing at the local Optimist Club, Young was discovered by Webb Pierce, who brought him to star on the Louisiana Hayride radio program on KWKH in 1951.

He was drafted into the Army in late 1952, just after he was signed to Capitol Records. Nicknamed "The Hillbilly Heartthrob" and "The Singing Sheriff," he had… read more

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  • Avatar for IamFlood
    this guy was brilliant, where's the love?
  • Avatar for givemelovenowde
    nice.
  • Avatar for B-AIRLINE
    SAW HIM AT THE MARLBORO COUNTRY FESTIVAL. A GREAT GENTLEMAN ON STAGE
  • Avatar for CDPETE01
    Love all the new old albums,if that makes sense,must be time for a look back at Faron young.
  • Avatar for zara1305
    Love him
  • Avatar for airevac40
    Thanks "momshelper"-read your mom's bio of Faron Young-Can relate to his life but won't be pulling any trigger-good to read about his life-my days of living hard and loving fast are fond memories-Ciao
  • Avatar for momshelper
    Have You read Faron Young's biography? visit my mom's website to check it out! Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story: http://dianediekman.com/?page_id=27
  • Avatar for Cajungrandma
    The Singing Sherrif! lots of People didn't know that. Many Classic Hits. Rest in Peace Faron!
  • Avatar for Gaynor7
    Wow this has a lot of memories of my parents for me...RIP both :o)
  • Avatar for SweetMelissa12
    Feel free to check out and join the [url=http://www.last.fm/group/Country+Artist+of+the+Week/] Country Artist of the Week[/url] group. Members can vote for their favorite country artists to be the group's "Country Artist of the Week".

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