Clint Eastwood
(Movies & TV)
Buck Owens
Dottie West
Vietnam War
Columbia Records
(Media and Entertainment)
Capitol Records

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David Frizzell

Knowledge Identifier: +David_Frizzell


David Frizzell

American country music singer add

Category: Music

Born in 1941.

Countries: United States (83%), Vietnam (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Clint Eastwood, Buck Owens, Dottie West

Linked to: Country Music Association, Capitol Records, Columbia Records




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David Frizzell was born in 1941 add something


He toured with his brother throughout the 1950s and 1960s and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War add something


His career first started in the late 1950s, but his biggest success came in the '80s, 30 years into his career add something


Frizzell appeared regularly on Buck Owens' "All American TV Show" during the 1970s, and recorded for Capitol Records add something


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 add something


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 add something


Frizzell and West won the Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Duo of the Year in 1981 and 1982 add something


In 1981, he recorded his first number-one country hit, "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma," a duet with Shelly West add something


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" add something


Dottie West - In 1981, West's daughter Shelly made a career in country music; she is best known for her hit duet with David Frizzell, "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma," which hit No. 1 that year


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 add something


He continued to tour and record with West until 1986 add something


"The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits" New York: Billboard Publications Inc., 1996 add something