Sammy Stone Atchison

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Sammy Stone Atchison
Also known as Sammy Stone
Sammy Atchison
Sam Atchison
Born Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Genres Country
Gospel
Rockabilly
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1961–present
Labels Jude Records
Pyramid Records
Doby Records

Sammy Stone Atchison is an American gospel, rockabilly, and country singer and Elvis tribute artist.

Biography[edit]

Atchison was born in Port Arthur, Texas and began singing gospel music in church.[1] He has been recording and performing since 1961.[2] He began his career as an Elvis tribute artist in 1970.[3] He has released such songs as "Treat Me Nice," "Love Me," a remake of Jivin’ Gene And The Jokers’ "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” "Think About It," “Abilene Honky Tonk Queen,” "Runaway, and Hank Williams songs "My Sweet Love Ain’t Around" and "Baby We’re Really In Love." The song "Think About It" was "Pick Hit of the Week" in Record World magazine in 1977. Atchison also released a version of “Spelling On The Stone,” a song which was originally released on Curb Records in 1988 by an unknown artist. In 2012, a book about Atchison’s life story was published entitled My Life as an Elvis: The Story of Sammy Stone Atchison's Life as an Elvis Tribute Artist.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Don't Leave Me Now/I Want To Be Free (Regard) (1970)
  • That's All Right Mama/High And Mighty (Jude #718) (1971) (wrote Side B)
  • Love Me/Treat Me Nice (Delux #DE-1011) (Atchison #999) (1971)
  • Any Way You Want Me/Love Me (Atchison #1002) (as Sam Atchison)
  • Don't Be Cruel/Treat Me Nice (Atchison #1007) (as Sammy Atchison)
  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do/Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Big Bopper #5691) (1977)
  • Hear My Heart Break/Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Chuckie #C101) (1977) (as Sammy Atchison)
  • Abilene Honky Tonk Queen/Night Time Baby Love (1977)
  • My Sweet Love Ain’t Around/Baby We’re Really In Love (Pyramid, 1977) (Scotty Dog, 1977)
  • Think About It/From A Jack To A King (Sun Rise #129) (Doby #19) (1977)
  • Spelling On The Stone (Midway) (2000) (CD single)
  • Runaway/Don't (Doby) (2009) (CD single)

Albums[edit]

  • Gospel Favorites (Doby #DR2004-2) (1991)
  • I’m Falling In Love Tonight (Doby) (1993)
  • Memphis Memories (Doby #DR2008-2) (1999)
  • America (Doby #DR2002-2) (2003)
  • In The Garden (Doby) (2003)
  • Letter To Jesus (Doby) (2008)

Books[edit]

  • My Life as an Elvis: The Story of Sammy Stone Atchison's Life as an Elvis Tribute Artist, Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 16, 2012), ISBN 978-1467906081

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ James, Gary. "The Mysterious Death of Elvis Presley". 
  2. ^ Gracey, Michael (2012). 'My Life as an Elvis: The Story of Sammy Stone Atchison's Life as an Elvis Tribute Artist. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. p. 16. ISBN 978-1467906081. 
  3. ^ Gracey, Michael (2012). 'My Life as an Elvis: The Story of Sammy Stone Atchison's Life as an Elvis Tribute Artist. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. p. 23. ISBN 978-1467906081.