Country, Musical Artist
1921 – 1991
Who was Webb Pierce?
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.