Larry Willoughby

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Larry Willoughby
Born 1947
Origin Sherman, Texas, USA
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1983-present
Labels Atlantic America

Larry Willoughby (born in 1947 in Sherman, Texas) is an American country music singer-songwriter and the vice president of A&R at Capitol Records.[1]

Willoughby's debut album, Building Bridges, was released in 1984 by Atlantic America. Three singles were released from the album, including the title track, which was Willoughby's only single to reach the Top 60 of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[2] It was covered in 2006 by Brooks & Dunn, whose version peaked at No. 4.[3] Another single from the album, "Heart on the Line (Operator, Operator)," was covered by Eddy Raven as "Operator, Operator" and reached the country Top 10 in 1985. Willoughby's songs have also been recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys, Waylon Jennings and his cousin Rodney Crowell, who produced Willoughby's album.[1][4]



Year Album US Country Label
1984 Building Bridges 47 Atlantic America


Year Single US Country Album
1983 "Heart on the Line (Operator, Operator)" 65 Building Bridges
1984 "Building Bridges" 55
"Angel Eyes" 82


  • Texas Rhythm, Texas Rhyme: A Pictorial History of Texas Music
  • Texas, Our Texas


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