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Carl Smith's relationship with Goldie Hill ended when Goldie Hill died on February 24, They had been married for years. Contribute. Help us build our profile of Carl Smith and Goldie Hill! Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your . Mar 8, The possessor of a strong, clear voice, she secured a clutch of Top Twenty hits in the s before marrying her fellow singer Carl Smith in.
The twin engines of a major label and country music's most glittering showcase drove him swiftly to success.
Inthe trade paper Cash Box named him the year's best folk artist, and inthe rival journal Billboard awarded him its triple crown. For the first half of the 50s, Smith was one of country music's most bankable artists. Inhowever, he left the Grand Ole Opry and his four-year marriage to June Carter ended in divorce.Goldie Hill Smith - I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
He never again enjoyed the success of his early years, though he was a popular figure on country music television into the 60s, maintaining a large following in Canada, where his weekly TV show, Carl Smith's Country Music Hall, ran for five years. He had his last entry in the country music Top 10 in with Deep Water. By the 70s, shifting tastes in country music had robbed him of his audience.
Inhe left Columbia for the Nashville independent label Hickory, but by the end of the decade he had retired to his ranch near Franklin, Tennessee, with his second wife, Goldie Hill, a former country music singer and songwriter. Meanwhile, Carlene, his daughter with June, was making a name as a country singer in England, where she had settled with her husband, the rock musician Nick Lowe.
Smith was voted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in — not before time, many thought. On the heels of its success, Slim Willet and Tommy Hill decided to collaborate, writing an answer song intended for Kitty Wells to sing.
During the course of her career Hill had repeatedly encountered Carl Smith, a young country music singer and songwriter who would eventually become her husband.
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Hill's personal recollection of their courtship is coyly succinct: He was on the same package tour and we said hello. I saw him again at another performance and we said hello.
Then I moved to Nashville and we said hello. Then four years later, we didn't have to say hello any longer. Smith had left the Grand Ole Opry in to pursue a brief career as an actor and singer for some Hollywood westerns, but he returned to Nashville in early and subsequently joined a tour sponsored by Phillip Morris.
His marriage with June Carter had deteriorated, and their divorce in early dovetailed with Goldie Hill's departure from the Opry, as she joined Carl Smith as an addition to the Phillip Morris tour.
According to Hill the tour was originally supposed to be a standard week stour, but turned out to be over seventeen months long; Smith and Hill married in September of and Carl Jr.
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From throughGoldie Hill pursued music to a much lesser extent, choosing instead to concentrate on raising a family. She gave almost no live performances afterbut continued to record sporadically.
Every year or two during the early s, Hill would release new recordings and in the late s, she made stronger attempts at reviving her career.
Hill and Smith lived out the remainder of their years on the Smith ranch with their family. Goldie Hill died in Nashville, Tennessee on February 24, after a long bout with cancer; Carl Smith followed in The House that Country Music Built.
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