Born Webb Michael Pierce in West Monroe, Louisiana, he became a star performer on the Louisiana Hayride and one of country music's most popular honky tonk songsters. He was a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. His biggest hit, 1953's "There Stands the Glass" is regarded as one of country's classic "drinking songs". Other hits included "In the Jailhouse Now", " More and More", "Backstreet Affair", "Why, Baby, Why", “Oh, So Many Years", and “Finally”, the latter two being duets with Kitty Wells. In 1958, he recorded a rockabilly record "The New Raunchy"/"I'll Get By Somehow" for Decca under the name 'Shady Wall'.
Although his first chart action did not occur until January 5, 1952, Webb Pierce was the number one country artist of the 1950s with his singles spending 113 weeks at #1 during a decade which saw him chart 48 singles, 39 reaching the top ten, 26 reaching the top four and 13 reachng #1. Although he had no further #1 records, Webb continued charting until 1982 with a total of 96 charted hits.
- Webb Pierce discography at MusicBrainz
- RCS Aritist Discography of Webb Pierce
- Webb Pierce at Find A Grave
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