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Roy Drusky

Roy Drusky (June 22, 1930 - September 23, 2004) was a leading country music singer from 1958 into the early 1970's.

Drusky was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally planning to become a baseball player, he began his music career in the early 1950's performing on a Decatur, Georgia radio station.

Drusky also worked as a disc jockey while pursuing a career in Nashville, achieving his first success as a songwriter for Faron Young when Young had hits on two Drusky songs, "Alone With You" and "Country Girl". Drusky's initial recordings on Columbia Records and Starday Records were not successful but he began to have hits of his own when he signed with Decca Records in 1958. He became a Grand Ole Opry member that year and remained an Opry star until his death in 2004.

Drusky's greatest success came on Mercury Records in the 1960's including the number one hit "Yes Mr. Peters", a duet with Priscilla Mitchell, in 1962. His other hits include "Another" (1960), "Three Hearts in a Tangle" (1961), "Second Hand Rose" (1962), "Such a Fool" (1969), and "Red Red Wine" (1972). In all, he scored 32 top 40 hits on Billboard's country singles chart including 14 top ten records.


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