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Hawkshaw Hawkins (Country Singer) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Harold Franklin Hawkins, better known as Hawkshaw Hawkins, was an American country music singer popular from the 1950s into the early 1960s. He was known for his rich, smooth vocals and music drawn from blues, boogie and honky tonk. At 6 ft 5 inches tall, Hawkins had an imposing stage presence, and he dressed more conservatively than some other male country singers. Hawkins died in the 1963 plane crash that also killed country stars Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and was married to country star Jean Shepard.
Birth name Harold Franklin Hawkins
Also known as "The Hawk", "Eleven Yards of Personality"
Born December 22, 1921, Huntington, West Virginia, U.S.
Died March 5, 1963, Camden, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country, honky-tonk
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1945–1963
Labels King Records, Columbia Records, RCA Camden

About Hawkshaw Hawkins

A Grand Ole Opry member and prominent American country musician in the 1950s. In 1963, his song "Lonesome 7-7203" peaked at number one on the US Country charts.

Hawkshaw Hawkins before fame

He won a talent contest when he was sixteen and went on to work for WSAZ-AM and WCHS-AM in the late 1930s. During WWII, he served as an engineer in the United States Army and sang at local clubs.

Achievement of Hawkshaw Hawkins

In 2003, he was the inspiration for Martin Simpson's song "Love Never Dies".

Hawkshaw Hawkins family life

With his wife Country Singer Jean Shepard, whom he married until his death in 1963, he had one adopted daughter and two sons. His wife was pregnant with their second son at the time of the plane tragedy that killed him and famous country music performers Country Singer Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copras.

Associations of Hawkshaw Hawkins

He gave his farewell performance alongside Country Singer Patsy Cline at a fundraiser concert in Kansas City in 1963.

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Musicians from Huntington, West Virginia. Country musicians from West Virginia. Singers from West Virginia. King Records artists. Grand Ole Opry members. Victims of aviation accidents or incidents in the United States. American country guitarists. RCA Victor artists

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Latest information about Hawkshaw Hawkins updated on March 28 2022.