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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 February 1932Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Date of Death 10 December 1996Nashville, Tennessee, USA  (suicide by gunshot)
Nickname The Singing Sheriff

Mini Bio (1)

Faron Young was born on February 25, 1932 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. He was married to Hilda Margo Macon. He died on December 10, 1996 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Spouse (1)

Hilda Margo Macon (? - 1987) (divorced) (4 children)

Trivia (6)

Country music singer.
Young stipulated in his will that two of his sons each get $200,000. A daughter born out of wedlock got $50,000, while one son, Robyn, who'd testified against Faron in his divorce proceedings, received $1.
Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.
One of the founders, in 1966, of Music City News, one of country music's most respected trade journals.
Recorded and appeared on TV with legendary Nashville guitarist Hank Garland.
Wrote song "Is It So Strange" for Elvis Presley who recorded it in 1957.

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