James O'Gwynn

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James O'Gwynn
Birth nameJames Leroy O'Gwynn
Born(1928-01-26)January 26, 1928[1]
Winchester, Mississippi
OriginWinchester, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedJanuary 19, 2011(2011-01-19) (aged 82)[2]
Hattisburg, Mississippi, U.S.
Years active1958–1962
LabelsD, Mercury, United Artists, Plantation

James Leroy O'Gwynn (January 26, 1928 – January 19, 2011) was an American country music singer. Between 1958 and 1962, he recorded for the D and Mercury labels, charting six times on the Hot Country Songs charts. His work on the D label was produced by Pappy Daily, best known for producing George Jones.

O'Gwynn's highest-peaking single came during his Mercury career, when he reached No. 7 with "My Name Is Mud." None of his other singles afterward made the charts, and he moved among several labels, including United Artists Records and Plantation Records.[3]


Year Single Chart Positions
US Country[1]
1956 "Losing Game"
1958 "Talk to Me Lonesome Heart" 16
"Blue Memories" 28
1959 "How Can I Think of Tomorrow" 13
"Easy Money" 26
1961 "House of Blue Lovers" 21
1962 "My Name Is Mud" 7


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 304. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Six-Time Country Music Chart Hitmaker James O'Gwynn Passes Away". That Nashville Sound. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  3. ^ Wolff, Kurt; Duane, Orla (2000). Country Music: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides. pp. 135–136. ISBN 1-85828-534-8.