Faron Young

Faron killed himself 14 years ago today.

Faron killed himself 14 years ago today. I use to badger him to get me on “Nashville Now” with him, and he did a couple times. I mean, it wasn’t his call; the show’s budget only allowed for so many musicians, but he did what he could. He was the guest host on this one, so I guess he had a little more bargaining power. This clip, “Stop To Take the Time”, is from the late 80’s. It’s a record he had out on the Step One label. Great song, shoulda been a big hit. More about Faron here.


Author: Cal Sharp

Nashville pedal steel guitarist for over 30 years. Credits include Stonewall Jackson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Red Sovine, Faron Young, Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Johnny Russell, George Fox, Vern Gosdin, Del Reeves, Gilley's, the Palomino Club and a few others. Retired from the road, playing sessions and clubs locally. I also develop websites, like this one and other music-related sites. Contact me if you need a website. Email: cal at caligraphics dot net or fill out the contact form. http://www.caligraphicsdesign.com/contact/

2 thoughts on “Faron Young”

  1. I have always loved Faron’s music. Every song of his is quality country.
    What makes a fine entertainer do what Faron did? It is almost like he had some inner demons that he couldn’t get rid of. I always wondered what drove him…

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