Johnny Horton

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The Battle Of New Orleans
I'm Coming Home
The Battle of New Orleans
I'm A One-Woman Man

John Gale Horton, known as Johnny Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960), was an American country music and rockabilly singer most famous for his semi-folk, so-called "saga songs" which began the "historical ballad" craze of the late 1950s and early 1960s. With them, he had several major successes, most notably in 1959 with the song "The Battle of New Orleans" (written by Jimmy Driftwood), whi ...