Cyrus Whitfield Bond (June 1, 1915 – June 12, 1978), known professionally as Johnny Bond, was a popular American country music entertainer of the 1940s through the 1960s.
Bond was born in Enville, Oklahoma. He got his first break working for Jimmy Wakely in the late 1930s and went on to join Gene Autry's Melody Ranch in 1940. He also acted on occasion in films including Wilson and Duel in the Sun; and was later a regular on the 1950s Los Angeles country music television series Town Hall Party.
He is best known for his 1947 hit "Divorce Me C.O.D.", one of his seven top ten hits on the Billboard country charts. In 1965 at age 50 he scored the biggest hit of his career with the comic "Ten Little Bottles", which spent four weeks at No. 2. Bond's other hits include "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed" (1947), "Oklahoma Waltz" (1948), "Love Song in 32 Bars" (1950), "Sick Sober and Sorry" (1951) and "Hot Rod Lincoln" (1960).
He died of a stroke in 1978, at the age of 63. Bond was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999, and to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
His song "Stars of the Midnight Range" was later featured in the role-playing video game, Fallout: New Vegas.
|1961||That Wild, Wicked but Wonderful West||—||—||Starday|
|1962||Live It Up and Laugh It Up||—||—|
|1963||Songs That Made Him Famous||—||—|
|1964||Hot Rod Lincoln||—||—|
|1965||Ten Little Bottles||12||142|
|1966||Famous Hot Rodders I Have Known||—||—|
|The Man Who Comes Around||—||—|
|The Branded Stock of Johnny Bond||—||—|
|1967||Ten Nights in a Barroom||—||—|
|Sick, Sober and Sorry||—||—|
|Drink Up and Go Home||—||—|
|1968||Three Sheets in the Wind||—||—|
|1969||The Best of Johnny Bond||—||—|
|1970||Something Old, New, Patriotic and Blue||—||—|
|1971||Here Come the Elephants||—||—|
|1947||"Divorce Me C.O.D."||4||—||singles only|
|"So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed"||3||—|
|"The Daughter of Jole Blon"||4||—|
|1949||"Till the End of the World"||12||—|
|"Tennessee Saturday Night"||11||—|
|1950||"Love Song in 32 Beers"||8||—|
|1951||"Sick, Sober and Sorry"||7||—|
|1960||"Hot Rod Lincoln"||—||26||Hot Rod Lincoln|
|1963||"Three Sheets in the Wind"||30||—|
|1965||"10 Little Bottles"||2||43||Ten Little Bottles|
|1971||"Here Come the Elephants"||59||—||Here Come the Elephants|