Marty Robbins, 1925-1982, released over 50 studio albums and 100 singles. He had dozens and dozens of hits on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop and Country charts.
The story song, “El Paso,” was his biggest hit. Released near the end of 1959, it would top the BILLBOARD Pop Chart for two weeks and their country chart for six weeks. It would win a Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Song.
“El Paso” was an unusual single at the time, as it was just over four and a half minutes in length. It was a love song in which the hero dies in his lovers arms.
Marty Robbins received just about every honor a country singer could hope for, but “El Paso” remains his greatest song.