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Jerry Wallace

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Jerry Wallace (December 15, 1928 – May 5, 2008) was an American country and popular music singer.

Wallace was born in Guilford, Missouri. His better-known songs include “How the Time Flies” (1958), “Primrose Lane” (1959, written by Wayne Shanklin), “Shutters And Boards” (1963, written by Audie Murphy), “In The Misty Moonlight” (1964) and “Otoko no Sekai” ( “The World of the Man”, English title: “The Lovers of the World” ?) (1970, his biggest selling single that was released in Japan only). His song “If You Leave Me Tonight I’ll Cry” was featured in the 1972 Night Gallery episode “The Tune in Dan’s Cafe,” and the song subsequently became a No. 1 hit on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart that August, spending two weeks at the top of the chart, crossing to #39 pop and #9 easy listening.

In 1972, he gained nomination for the Country Music Association Award as Male Vocalist of the Year, and his song “To Get To You” gained nomination for Single of the Year.

Wallace died on May 5, 2008 in Corona, California, after suffering congestive heart failure

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