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Birth Name: Billy Marvin Walker
Born: 1929/01/14
Birth Place: Ralls, Texas, USA
Died: 2006/05/21
Years Active: 1947-2006
Genres: Country Music

William Marvin Walker, better known as Billy Walker, was born in Ralls, Texas on January 14, 1929 and was an American country music singer and guitarist, well-known for his 1962 hit, "I'd Like to Be In Charlie's Shoes.” Nicknamed “The Tall Texan,” Walker had more than 30 charted records during a nearly 60-year career, and was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry. Walker was Inspired by the music of Gene Autry as a teenager; he began his professional music career in 1947 at the age of eighteen, and joined the Big D Jamboree in Dallas in 1949. That same year, Hank Thompson helped him sign a recording contract with Capitol Records. Walker was billed as 'The Traveling Texan' and 'The Ma... Continue Bio >>

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