Archive for November, 2009

Faron Young and Marty Robbins newsletter — 18 November 2009

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

I just finished the section of Marty’s biography where Hawkshaw Hawkins was killed in the plane crash with Patsy Cline in 1963, and I thought newsletter readers would enjoy the story of Marty writing a song in Hawk’s memory. Hawkshaw and his wife, Jean Shepard, had named their first son Don Robin, in honor of their friends Don Gibson and Marty Robbins. Their second son was born shortly after the plane crash, and Marty told Jean he wanted to write a song for her. “Marty, you can’t write a song for me,” she said, “because you don’t know how I feel.” He asked, “Can I try?” She consented. When he presented her with “Two Little Boys,” she realized it was a great song. (more…)