David Frizzell

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David Frizzell
Birth nameDavid Frizzell
Born(1941-09-26) September 26, 1941 (age 71)
OriginEl Dorado, Arkansas
GenresCountry, Countrypolitan, Rockabilly
OccupationsSinger, Songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active1959–present
LabelsNashville American Records
Warner Bros. Records
MCA Records
Viva Records
Playback Records
Associated actsLefty Frizzell, Shelly West, Merle Haggard, Johnny Rodriguez, Allen Frizzell, Gene Watson, Joe Stampley, Johnny Lee, Bobby Bare
WebsiteDavid Frizzell Official Site
 
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David Frizzell
Birth nameDavid Frizzell
Born(1941-09-26) September 26, 1941 (age 71)
OriginEl Dorado, Arkansas
GenresCountry, Countrypolitan, Rockabilly
OccupationsSinger, Songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active1959–present
LabelsNashville American Records
Warner Bros. Records
MCA Records
Viva Records
Playback Records
Associated actsLefty Frizzell, Shelly West, Merle Haggard, Johnny Rodriguez, Allen Frizzell, Gene Watson, Joe Stampley, Johnny Lee, Bobby Bare
WebsiteDavid Frizzell Official Site

David Frizzell (born September 26, 1941) is an American country music singer. He is the younger brother of country music legend Lefty Frizzell. His career first started in the late 1950s, but his biggest success came in the '80s, 30 years into his career.

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Biography

Frizzell was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, in 1941. He began performing in his brother's show at the age of 12. He toured with his brother throughout the 1950s and 1960s and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He signed with Columbia Records in 1970 and finally achieved solo success, placing the single "I Just Can't Help Believing" on the Billboard top-40 country charts.

Frizzell appeared regularly on Buck Owens' All American TV Show during the 1970s, and recorded for Capitol Records. In 1981, he recorded his first number-one country hit, "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma," a duet with Shelly West. The song won the Country Music Association's Song of the Year and Vocal Duet of the Year awards in 1981 and was featured in Clint Eastwood's film Any Which Way You Can. Frizzell and West also won the Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Duo of the Year in 1981 and 1982.

In August 1982, Frizzell scored his only solo number-one country single with "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home", which was nominated for Song of the Year in the 1982 Grammy Awards. He continued to tour and record with West until 1986.

After he parted ways with Shelly West, Frizzell continued to record solo albums, but he has not kept up the phenomenal popularity he commanded during the early 1980s. He is currently touring and working on a television tribute to his late brother, Lefty Frizzell.

Discography

Albums

YearAlbumUS CountryLabel
1981Carryin' On the Family Names (with Shelly West)6Warner/Viva
1982The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album (with Shelly West)8
The Family's Fine, But This One's All Mine7
1983Our Best to You (with Shelly West)24
On My Own Again32Viva
1984In Session (with Shelly West)33
Solo
Golden Duets (The Best of Frizzell & West) (with Shelly West)45
1993My Life Is Just a BridgeRCA
1999For the Love of CountryKingston
2004ConfidentiallyNashville American
2010Frizzell & Friends – This Is Our Time
2012Frizzell & Friends – It'll Be Alright

Singles

YearSongChart PositionsAlbum
US CountryCAN Country
1970"L.A. International Airport"67singles only
"I Just Can't Help Believing"36
1971"Goodbye"73
1973"Words Don't Come Easy"63
"Take Me One More Ride"94
1976"A Case of You"100
1981"Lefty" (with Merle Haggard)45Carryin' On the Family Names
1982"I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home"A13The Family's Fine, But
This One's All Mine
"Lost My Baby Blues"55
1983"Where Are You Spending Your Nights These Days"1013On My Own Again
"A Million Light Beers Ago"3938
1984"Black and White"64
"Who Dat"60Solo
"When We Get Back to the Farm
(That's When We Really Go to Town)"
4943
"No Way Jose"4938single only
1985"Country Music Love Affair"63Solo
1986"Celebrity"71singles only
1987"Beautiful Body"74
2012"Say Hello to Heaven"Frizzell & Friends – It'll Be Alright

Singles with Shelly West

YearSongChart PositionsAlbum
US CountryCAN Country
1981"You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma"113Carryin' on the Family Names
"A Texas State of Mind"9
"Husbands and Wives"1638
1982"Another Honky-Tonk Night on Broadway"820The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album
"I Just Came Here to Dance"49
"Please Surrender"43Our Best to You
1983"Cajun Invitation"52
"Pleasure Island"71In Session
1984"Silent Partners"2020
"It's a Be Together Night"1340Golden Duets (The Best of Frizzell & West)
1985"Do Me Right"60

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