The Hanging Tree 45 by Marty Robbins

April 3, 2012

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Marty Robbins was an influential country singer as his tales of the old west consistantly crossed-over to the pop charts and opened up country music to millions of new fans.

“The Hanging Tree” was the title song of the movie by the same name starring Gary Cooper. Released during early 1959 it peaked at number 38 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.

Marty Robbins material from his GUNFIGHTER series of albums are some of the forgotten pleasures of their era.