Glenn Barber

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Glenn Barber
Birth nameMartin Glenn Barber
Born(1935-02-02)February 2, 1935
Hollis, Oklahoma, U.S.
DiedMarch 28, 2008(2008-03-28) (aged 73)
Gallatin, Tennessee, U.S.
Years active1954–1980

Martin Glenn Barber[1] (February 2, 1935[1] – March 28, 2008)[2] was an American country music and rockabilly singer-songwriter. He recorded for Hickory Records in the 1970s,[1] releasing three albums and charting 21 singles on Hot Country Songs. His highest chart entry was "Unexpected Goodbye", which reached number 23.

One of his final brushes with the charts occurred in 1979 with "Everyone Wants to Disco".[1] In discovering that 'they' did not,[1] he changed career and pursued other avenues such as painting and screenwriting.[3]

Glenn Barber died in Gallatin, Tennessee, in March 2008, at the age of 73.[2][4]



Year Album Label
1970 New Star Hickory
1972 The Best of Glenn Barber
1974 Glenn Barber MGM/Hickory



Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1964 "How Can I Forget You" 48 singles only
"If Anyone Can Show Cause" – 42
"Stronger Than Dirt" 27
"Dancing Shoes"
1965 "Loneliest Man in Town"
"Happy Birthday Broken Heart"
1968 "Go Home Letter (I Wish That I Were You)"
"Don't Worry 'Bout the Mule (Just Load the Wagon)" 41 New Star
1969 "I Don't Want No More of the Cheese"
"Gonna Make My Mama Proud of Me"
"Kissed by the Rain, Warmed by the Sun" 24 25
1970 "She Cheats on Me" 28
"Poison Red Berries" 72 The Best of Glenn Barber
"Al" single only
1971 "Yes, Dear, There Is a Virginia" 75 The Best of Glenn Barber
"I Committed the Crime" singles only
"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"
"Betty Ann" The Best of Glenn Barber
1972 "I'm the Man on Susie's Mind" 28
"Unexpected Goodbye" 23
1973 "Yes Ma'm (I Found Her in a Honky Tonk)" 67 94
"Country Girl (I Love You Still)" 61 Glenn Barber
"That's How a Coward Tells an Angel Goodbye" 90
"Daddy Number Two" 45 85
1974 "You Only Live Once (In Awhile)" 65
"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" (re-release)
"Sweet on My Mind"
1975 "She's No Ordinary Woman"
1976 "It Took a Drunk (To Drive God's Message Home)" singles only
1977 "(You Better Be) One Hell of a Woman" 79
1978 "Cry, Cry Darling" 67
"What's the Name of That Song?" 30
1979 "Love Songs Just for You" 27
"Everybody Wants to Disco" 76
"Woman's Touch" 70
1980 "First Love Feelings" 74


  1. ^ a b c d e Colin Larkin, ed. (1993). The Guinness Who's Who of Country Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 37. ISBN 0-85112-726-6.
  2. ^ a b "Singer Glenn Barber dies at 73". Retrieved August 4, 2021.
  3. ^ "Glenn Barber | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved August 4, 2021.
  4. ^ "Martin Barber Obituary - Gallatin, Tennessee". Retrieved August 4, 2021.
  5. ^ "Glenn Barber | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved August 4, 2021.

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