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Red Sovine Bio

Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine (July 7, 1917 – April 4, 1980) was an American country music singer and songwriter associated with truck driving songs, particularly those recited as narratives but set to music. The most famous examples are his 1965 number #1 hit "Giddyup Go" and his 1976 number one hit "Teddy Bear".

Red Sovine was born as Woodrow Wilson Sovine in 1917 in Charleston, West Virginia, earning the nickname "Red" because of his reddish-brown hair. He had two brothers and two sisters. Sovine (whose last name was pronounced So VINE) was taught to play guitar by his mother. His first venture into music was with his childhood friend Johnnie Bailes, with whom he performed as "Smiley and Red, the Singing Sailors" in the country music revue Jim Pike's Carolina Tar Heels on WWVA-AM in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sovine