Don Bowman (singer)

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Don Bowman
Birth name Rubel Don Bowman
Born (1937-08-26)August 26, 1937[1]
Lubbock, Texas, United States
Died June 5, 2013(2013-06-05) (aged 75)
Genres Country
Occupations Comedian, singer and songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1964–2007
Labels RCA Victor
Associated acts Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jim Stafford, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Moe Bandy

Don Bowman (August 26, 1937 – June 5, 2013)[2] was an American country music singer, songwriter, comedian and radio host. He recorded for RCA Victor between 1964 and 1970, charting in the Top 40 with "Chit Atkins, Make Me a Star".[2] Bowman worked at several radio stations, including KRZK in Branson, Missouri.

Bowman was born in Lubbock, Texas, United States, and was the original host of the radio show American Country Countdown.[1] He hosted the show from its inception on October 6, 1973, through April 1978, after which Bob Kingsley (who had been ACC's producer since 1974) took over as host.

In 1966, Bowman won Favorite Country Comedy Recording of the Year award from Billboard. In 1967 he was named Comedian of the Year by the Country Music Association.[3]

Bowman's song "Wildwood Weed" later became a hit for Jim Stafford, peaking at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August, 1974.[4]

Bowman died in June 2013.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album US Country Label
1964 Our Man in Trouble 14 RCA
1965 Fresh from the Funny Farm
1966 Funny Way to Make an Album 14
1967 Don Bowman Recorded Almost Live 36
From Mexico with Laughs featuring the Tijuana Drum and Bugle Corps 42
1968 Funny Folk Flops
1969 Support Your Local Prison
1970 Whispering Country
1972 All New Mega
1979 Still Fighting Mental Health Lone Star
1981 On the Road Too Long

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country[1] CAN Country[5]
1964 "Chit Atkins, Make Me a Star" 14 Our Man in Trouble
1966 "Giddyup Do-Nut" 49 single only
"Surely Not" 73 Don Bowman Recorded Almost Live
1968 "Folsom Prison Blues No. 2" 74 Support Your Local Prison
1969 "Poor Old Ugly Gladys Jones"
(with Bobby Bare, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson)
70
1972 "Hello D.J." 44 All New

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Chart Positions
US Country[1] CAN Country[5]
1966 "For Loving You" Skeeter Davis 72 18
1967 "Chet's Tune" Some of Chet's Friends 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 211–212. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b c Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 2013 January to June". Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Official website". Don Bowman. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Archive". Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Search results for Don Bowman". RPM. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 

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