Ferlin Husky

Ferlin Eugene Husky (December 3, 1925 – March 17, 2011) was an early American country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional honky-tonk, ballads, spoken recitations, and rockabilly pop tunes. He had two dozen top-20 hits in the Billboard country charts between 1953 and 1975; his versatility and matinee-idol looks propelled a seven-decade entertainment career.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Husky's hits included "Gone" and "Wings of a Dove", each reaching number one on the country charts. He also created a comic outspoken hayseed character, Simon Crum; and recorded under the stage name Terry Preston from 1948 to 1953. In 2010, Husky was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 3rd, 1925 (Missouri), Died March 17th, 2011 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: performer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 5802 8/28/1950 Tamburitza boogie Eugene "Smokey" Rogers performer  
Decca L 5803 8/28/1950 Lose your blues Eugene "Smokey" Rogers performer  
Decca L 5804 8/28/1950 Oh how I cry about you Eugene "Smokey" Rogers performer  
Decca L 5805 8/28/1950 Catch me cheatin' Eugene "Smokey" Rogers performer  
Decca L 5806 8/28/1950 Tulsa trot Eugene "Smokey" Rogers performer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Husky, Ferlin," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/322274.

Husky, Ferlin. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/322274.

"Husky, Ferlin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/322274


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