Friday, August 28, 2009

Paul Davis: American Singer/Songwriter

I've already owned up to a crippling weakness for songs about the Rodeo.

This isn't a Rodeo song, but Paul Davis was a terrific pop songwriter and singer.

If this song doesn't get stuck in your head, then feel free to judge me...

Paul Lavon Davis (April 21, 1948 – April 22, 2008) was an American singer and songwriter, best known for his radio hits and solo career which started worldwide in 1970. His career encompassed soul, country and pop music. Notable songs in his career include 1977's "I Go Crazy", a #7 pop hit which once held the record for the longest chart run on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the #6 "'65 Love Affair", his highest pop hit.

Paul Davis:

Survived a shooting on July 30, 1986 in Nashville, Tennessee

1977's album, Singer of Songs - Teller of Tales featured the ballad "I Go Crazy," which became his biggest hit, peaking at number seven a full eight months after its release. Its continuing appeal helped keep it in the Top 100 for 40 more weeks.

Never did interviews. Whenever a reporter would contact him about doing an interview, Davis would reply that "all the answers to your questions can be found in my music.".

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