James O'Gwynn

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

James Leroy O'Gwynn (born January 26, 1928 in Winchester, Mississippi, died January 19, 2011 in Hattisburg, Mississippi) 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 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.