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Merle Travis (1917–1983)

Merle Travis was born on November 29, 1917 in Rosewood, Kentucky, USA as Merle Robert Travis. He died on October 20, 1983 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA. See full bio »

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 2010-2011 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Buck Trent (2011) ... (writer: "Until Dawn")
- Jessi Colter (2010) ... (writer: "Dark as a Dungeon")
 2011 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible (2011) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
 2010 Casal Rock (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- El gran concert (2010) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
- Compte enrere (2010) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
 2009 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.9 (2009) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
 2009 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Work Song Nanocluster (2009) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons" - uncredited)
 2009 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.8 (2009) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
- Episode #5.5 (2009) ... (writer: "Dieciséis toneladas")
 2008 Qwerty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.12 (2008) ... (writer: "Dieciséis toneladas")
 2008 Debt Trap (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
 2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sandhogs (2006) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
 2006 Wild Seven (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
 2006 Emily's First 100 Days of School (Video short) (writer: "16 Tons")
 2005 Thank You for Smoking (writer: "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette!")
 2005 Almost Heaven (writer: "Dark as a Dungeon")
 2003 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ebb Tide (2003) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons" - uncredited)
 2002 Door to Door (TV Movie) (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
 2002 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cada cual en su sitio (2002) ... (writer: "Dieciséis toneladas (Sixteen Tons)")
 1999 Pepe Guindo (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
 1999 Don't Go Breaking My Heart (writer: "Love Must Be Catchin'")
 1998 Casting (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Screaming Skull (1998) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons" - uncredited)
 1998 Finding North (performer: "Goodbye My Bluebell")
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bart Gets an Elephant (1994) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons" - uncredited)
 1992 Golem, l'esprit de l'exil (lyrics: "Sixteen Tons") / (music: "Sixteen Tons")
 1990 Joe Versus the Volcano (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dishpan Man (1986) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
  Arena (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1984) (writer - 1 episode, 1984)
- The Everly Brothers: Songs of Innocence and Experience (1984) ... (performer: "Nine Pound Hammer" - uncredited) / (writer: "Nine Pound Hammer" - uncredited)
 1984 DTV: Golden Oldies (Video) (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
 1980 Melvin and Howard (writer: "Steel Guitar Rag')
 1980 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chevy Chase/Marianne Faithfull (1980) ... (writer: "16 Tons" - uncredited)
 1976 Harlan County U.S.A. (Documentary) (writer: "Dark As A Dungeon")
  The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1970) (arranger - 1 episode, 1974)
- Chet Atkins (1974) ... (arranger: "Blowing in the Wind / I Want You / Don't Think Twice / Nine Pound Hammer Medley" (instrumental))
- Merle Travis (1970) ... (performer: "Nine Pound Hammer", "Cannonball Rag")
- Merle Travis (1968) ... (performer: "Lost John", "The Midnight Special")
 1974 And Now My Love (writer: "Sixtenn Tons")
 1969-1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.27 (1970) ... (writer: "Sailor on a Concrete Sea")
- Episode #1.15 (1969) ... (writer: "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)")
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... (writer: "Dark as a Dungeon")
 1969 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Occupations (1969) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons" - uncredited)
 1967 Music City USA (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1967) ... ("Sixteen Tons")
 1966 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 December 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons" - uncredited)
 1966 That Tennessee Beat (performer: "That Tennessee Beat") / (writer: "That Tennessee Beat")
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stand Up, Nigel Barton (1965) ... (writer: "16 Tons")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.21 (1965) ... (writer: "Kentucky Means Paradise")
 1962 The Night Rider (TV Short) (performer: "Don't Take Your Guns To Town", "Night Herding Song (Move Slow, Little Dogies, Move Slow)", "South of the Border" (excerpt) - uncredited)
 1961 Five Minutes to Live (as Merl Travis, "Five Minutes To Live")
  The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (writer - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960)
- Episode #5.10 (1960) ... (performer: "Party Song" (uncredited), "Nine Pound Hammer", "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette", "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music" (uncredited), "Bless This House" (uncredited), "That Fat Gal of Mine" (uncredited) Written by nm0871419) / (writer: "Nine Pound Hammer", "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette")
- Episode #3.16 (1959) ... (performer: "Sixteen Tons" (1946)) / (writer: "Sixteen Tons" (1946))
 1957 Locos peligrosos (writer: "16 Toneladas (16 Tons)")
  Ranch Party (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... (performer: "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)) / (writer: "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette))
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... (performer: "John Henry", "Wildwood Flower")
 1955 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 December 1955 (1955) ... (writer: "Sixteen Tons")
 1951 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Silver Dollars (1951) ... (writer: "I Want To Be Sure")
 1951 Cyclone Fury (performer: "Hear the Wind (Singing a Cowboy Song)", "He'll Be Getting Some Sleep")
 1946 Lone Star Moonlight (writer: "Catalogue Cowboy Joe")
 1946 Galloping Thunder (performer: "He'll Be Getting Some Sleep", "Singing A Country Song", "Texas Home")
 1946 Roaring Rangers (performer: "The New Ten-Gallon Hat", "The Old Chisholm Trail")
 1945 Texas Home (Short) (performer: "Texas Home")
 1944 The Old Texas Trail (performer: "Ridin' Down That Old Texas Trail")
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Songwriter: Wrote "Sixteen Tons" in 1946, a hit for Tennessee Ernie Ford in 1955. See more »
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Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977. See more »

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