Cindy Walker

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Lucille "Cindy" Walker

Birthplace: Mart, McLennan County, Texas, United States
Death: March 23, 2006 (87)
Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Aubrey Archibald Walker, Sr and Mary Ella Oree Walker
Sister of Aubrey Archibald Walker, Jr

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About Cindy Walker

Cindy Walker (July 20, 1918 – March 23, 2006) was a prolific American songwriter, as well as a country music singer and dancer. As a songwriter, Walker was responsible for many popular and enduring songs recorded by many different artists.

She adopted a craftsman-like approach to her songwriting, often tailoring songs to specific recording artists. She produced a large body of songs that have been described as “direct, honest and unpretentious”. She had Top 10 hits spread over five decades.

Walker was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997, the Western Music Association Hall of Fame in 1990, and the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in March 2011.

Songwriter. She challenged the traditions of country music and became a successful songwriter at a time when female songwriters were rare and not taken seriously. She was able to influence the industry while writing songs at her Texas home when most other successful songwriters lived in Nashville, Tennessee. A native of Mart, Texas she began writing songs at the age of twelve. In 1940, while visiting Los Angeles, California, she arranged an impromptu audition with Bing Crosby's brother, Larry. The audition led to Crosby recording her song "Lone Star Trail". This began a distinguished career that lasted more than fifty years. Other hits she wrote include, "In the Misty Moonlight" recorded by Dean Martin, "Dream Baby" recorded by Roy Orbison, and "You Don't Know Me" recorded by co-writer Eddy Arnold, Ray Charles, and others. She wrote more than fifty songs for Western swing star Bob Wills. Ricky Nelson, Hank Snow, Webb Pierce, Jim Reeves, Gene Autry, and Sonny James were among the stars who recorded her songs. In 1970 she became a charter member of the National Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 1997 she was inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Just weeks before her death she was honored by Willie Nelson's release of his new album "You Don't Know Me: Songs of Cindy Walker"


Her Grandfather was [] Frank Lycurgus Eiland

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Cindy Walker's Timeline

July 20, 1918
Mart, McLennan County, Texas, United States
March 23, 2006
Age 87
Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, United States
Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, USA