Bobby Austin (musician)

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For the American sociologist, lecturer, and writer, see Bobby William Austin.

Bobby Austin (May 5, 1933 in Wenatchee, Washington – January 6, 2002 in Camas, Washington) was an American country musician.

Austin moved to Los Angeles in 1955, where he played bass in Wynn Stewart's band. He also worked as a session musician, for Buck Owens and Tommy Collins, among others, before being signed by Capitol Records as a solo artist in 1962.[1] His "Apartment No. 9", written with Johnny Paycheck, was a hit for Tammy Wynette, in addition to reaching No. 21 on the U.S. country charts with his own version.[2] His "Try a Little Kindness" also became a hit in its version by Glen Campbell.

Discography[edit]

  • Apartment No. 9 (Capitol Records, 1967) U.S. Country No. 11[3]
  • Old Love Never Dies (Capitol, 1968)

Singles[edit]

Year Single US Country Album
1966 "Apartment No. 9" 21 Apartment No. 9
1967 "Cupid's Last Arrow" 59
1968 "This Song Is Just For You" 68 Old Love Never Dies
1970 "For Your Love" 65 Singles only
1972 "Knoxville Station" 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ron DePasquale, Bobby Austin at Allmusic
  2. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic
  3. ^ Billboard, Allmusic