Norro Wilson

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Norro Wilson
Birth name Norris Wilson
Born (1938-04-04) April 4, 1938 (age 76)
Origin Scottsville, Kentucky
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1969-present
Labels Smash
Mercury
RCA
Capitol
Website Official Site

Norris "Norro" Wilson (born April 4, 1938 in Scottsville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer, songwriter and producer, and member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Wilson has written or co-written numerous hit songs during more than 40 years in the industry, including songs for David Houston, Jean Shepard, Charlie Rich, Charley Pride, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, among many others. He has also produced or co-produced songs for dozens of artists, including Joe Stampley, Margo Smith, Sara Evans, Kenny Chesney and Shania Twain.

Earlier in his career, Wilson also enjoyed a string of minor hits as a performer on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart. The biggest of his three Top 40 hits was "Do It To Someone You Love," which reached No. 20 in 1970.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album US Country Label
1969 Dedicated To: Only You 40 Smash

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1969 "Only You" 68 Dedicated To: Only You
"Love Comes But Once in a Lifetime" 44
"Shame on Me" 56 singles only
1970 "Do It to Someone You Love" 20
"Old Enough to Want To (Fool Enough to Try)" 53
1972 "Everybody Needs Lovin'" 28 47
1973 "Darlin' Raise the Shade" 64
"Ain't It Good (To Feel This Way)" 35 82
1974 "Loneliness (Can Break a Good Man Down)" 96
1977 "So Close Again" (w/ Margo Smith) 43 Happiness (Margo Smith album)

Awards and recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
  • Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of No. 1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)

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