Wesley Tuttle

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Wesley Tuttle
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Background information
Born (1917-12-30)December 30, 1917
Origin Lamar, Colorado, United States
Died September 29, 2003(2003-09-29) (aged 85)
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, ukulele
Years active 1937-1973
Labels Capitol,Sacred Records
Associated acts Stuart Hamblen, Sons of the Pioneers, Merle Travis, Joe Maphis, Cliffie Stone

Wesley Tuttle (born December 30, 1917 in Lamar, Colorado; died September 29, 2003) was an American country music singer. He was raised in California and took up music at age four, relearning to play the guitar and ukulele after losing all but the thumb and one finger on his left hand.[1] He contributed the yodeling to the "Silly Song" in Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and later backed Tex Ritter on guitar. He married actress Marilyn Myers in 1946 and acted with her in several Western films, in addition to recording the duet "Never" with her. Eyesight problems forced Tuttle into retirement in the 1970s.[1][2] Wesley's last recording was in 1997, when he sang a verse of Detour on The Old Cowhands CD, "A Tribute to Wesley Tuttle".


Year Song Peak chart positions[2]
US Country
1945 "With Tears in My Eyes" 1
1946 "Detour" 4
"I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine" 5
"Tho' I Tried (I Can't Forget You)" 4
1947 "Never" (with Marilyn Myers) 15


  1. ^ a b "Wesley Tuttle". The Independent. 2003-10-15. Archived from the original on July 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 433. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.