Webb Pierce

Country, Musical Artist

1921 – 1991

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Who was Webb Pierce?

Webb Michael Pierce was one of the most popular American honky tonk vocalists of the 1950s, charting more number one hits than any other country artist during the decade.

His biggest hit was "In the Jailhouse Now," which charted for 37 weeks in 1955, 21 of them at number one. Pierce also charted number one for several weeks' each with his recordings of "Slowly", "Love, Love, Love", "I Don't Care", "There Stands the Glass", "More and More", "I Ain't Never", and his first number one "Wondering," which stayed at the top spot for four of its 27 weeks' charting in 1952.

For many, Pierce, with his flamboyant Nudie suits and twin silver dollar-lined convertibles, became the most recognizable face of country music of the era and its excesses. Pierce was a one-time member of the Grand Ole Opry and was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. A tribute in his honor was released in 2001 entitled Caught In The Webb - A Tribute To Country Legend Webb Pierce.

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Born
Aug 8, 1921
West Monroe
Also known as
  • Webb Michael Pierce
  • Pierce, Webb
  • Web Pierce
  • Price, Webb
  • Webb Price
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Louisiana
Died
Feb 24, 1991

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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