Ballad Of The Alamo 45 by Marty Robbins

April 23, 2013

Ballad of the alamo

Marty Robbins placed over 90 singles on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Country Chart but “Ballad Of The Alamo” was not one of them.

When John Wayne was filming his epic movie, THE ALAMO, he turned to Marty Robbins, who was a country superstar, to sing the title song. Released as a single during the early fall of 1960, it reached number 34 on the Pop Chart.

It was more of a country song than many of his hits but the country radio stations never picked up on the song. Maybe they theough it was too Hollywood. It remains one of the very few Marty Robbins singles that did not make it onto the Country Chart.