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|Born||September 26, 1941|
|Origin||El Dorado, Arkansas|
|Genres||Country, Countrypolitan, Rockabilly|
|Labels||Nashville American Records
Warner Bros. Records
|Associated acts||Lefty Frizzell, Shelly West, Merle Haggard, Johnny Rodriguez, Allen Frizzell, Gene Watson, Joe Stampley, Johnny Lee, Bobby Bare|
|Website||David Frizzell Official Site|
David Frizzell (born September 26, 1941) is an American country music singer. He is the younger brother of country music legend Lefty Frizzell. His career first started in the late 1950s, but his biggest success came in the '80s, 30 years into his career.
Frizzell was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, in 1941. He began performing in his brother's show at the age of 12. He toured with his brother throughout the 1950s and 1960s and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He signed with Columbia Records in 1970 and finally achieved solo success, placing the single "I Just Can't Help Believing" on the Billboard top-40 country charts.
Frizzell appeared regularly on Buck Owens' All American TV Show during the 1970s, and recorded for Capitol Records. In 1981, he recorded his first number-one country hit, "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma," a duet with Shelly West. The song won the Country Music Association's Song of the Year and Vocal Duet of the Year awards in 1981 and was featured in Clint Eastwood's film Any Which Way You Can. Frizzell and West also won the Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Duo of the Year in 1981 and 1982.
In August 1982, Frizzell scored his only solo number-one country single with "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home", which was nominated for Song of the Year in the 1982 Grammy Awards. He continued to tour and record with West until 1986.
After he parted ways with Shelly West, Frizzell continued to record solo albums, but he has not kept up the popularity he enjoyed during the early 1980s. At age 72, he continues to tour.
|1981||Carryin' On the Family Names (with Shelly West)||6||Warner/Viva|
|1982||The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album (with Shelly West)||8|
|The Family's Fine, But This One's All Mine||7|
|1983||Our Best to You (with Shelly West)||24|
|On My Own Again||32||Viva|
|1984||In Session (with Shelly West)||33|
|Golden Duets (The Best of Frizzell & West) (with Shelly West)||45|
|1993||My Life Is Just a Bridge||—||RCA|
|1999||For the Love of Country||—||Kingston|
|2010||Frizzell & Friends – This Is Our Time||—|
|2012||Frizzell & Friends – It'll Be Alright||—|
|2014||Frizzell & Friends present Buddy Holly Country Tribute: Remember Me||—|
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1970||"L.A. International Airport"||67||—||singles only|
|"I Just Can't Help Believing"||36||—|
|1973||"Words Don't Come Easy"||63||—|
|"Take Me One More Ride"||94||—|
|1976||"A Case of You"||100||—|
|1981||"Lefty" (with Merle Haggard)||45||—||Carryin' On the Family Names|
|1982||"I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home"A||1||3||The Family's Fine, But
This One's All Mine
|"Lost My Baby Blues"||5||5|
|1983||"Where Are You Spending Your Nights These Days"||10||13||On My Own Again|
|"A Million Light Beers Ago"||39||38|
|1984||"Black and White"||64||—|
|"When We Get Back to the Farm
(That's When We Really Go to Town)"
|"No Way Jose"||49||38||single only|
|1985||"Country Music Love Affair"||63||—||Solo|
|2012||"Say Hello to Heaven"||—||—||Frizzell & Friends – It'll Be Alright|
- A"I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home" also peaked at No. 20 on the RPM Top Singles chart in Canada.
Singles with Shelly West
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1981||"You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma"||1||13||Carryin' on the Family Names|
|"A Texas State of Mind"||9||—|
|"Husbands and Wives"||16||38|
|1982||"Another Honky-Tonk Night on Broadway"||8||20||The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album|
|"I Just Came Here to Dance"||4||9|
|"Please Surrender"||43||—||Our Best to You|
|"Pleasure Island"||71||—||In Session|
|"It's a Be Together Night"||13||40||Golden Duets (The Best of Frizzell & West)|
|1985||"Do Me Right"||60||—|
- Bush, John (2003). Edited by Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, & Stephen Erlewine. "David Frizzell." All Music Guide to Country, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003. ISBN 0-87930-760-9
- Whitburn, Joel. "The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits" New York: Billboard Publications Inc., 1996. ISBN 0-8230-8289-X