David Frizzell to be Inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame
CMA and ACM award-winning and Grammy-nominated hitmaker, David Frizzell will have the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame this coming weekend in Carthage, Texas. The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame celebrates outstanding contributors to the industry and will also induct Buddy Holly and The Texas Tenors.
“This weekend really is going to be something special for me,” says David Frizzell. “I love country music, I love Texas, and I love the fact that my song ‘Gonna Hire A Wino’ was the number one song in the United States forty years ago, what could get any better than celebrating all of these things at once!”
Frizzell is celebrating the 40th anniversary of “I’m Gonna Hire a Wino To Decorate Our Home,” which topped the charts this week in 1982. This being the back-to-back #1 song for Frizzell, following “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma.”
Upcoming Tour Dates:
AUG 11 – Downtown Cowtown / Fort Worth, Texas
AUG 13 - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Show / Carthage, Texas
SEP 12 - Clay County Fair 2022 / Spencer, Iowa
OCT 29 - Coyote Store / Gail, Texas
NOV 19 – Who’s HOO Country Music Awards / Columbus, Ind.
DEC 17 – Private Show / Alto, N.M.
About David Frizzell:
David Frizzell lived all over Texas starting in Greenville Texas in the early '40s when his dad went to Europe in WW2. He had his first radio show at the age of 9 in Kermit, Texas, then on to Sulphur Springs where they lived when brother Lefty got his first number one hit (and younger brother Allen was born). He began touring with his legendary brother, Lefty Frizzell at the age of 12 throughout the 1950s and 60s. After serving in the Air Force, Frizzell signed with Columbia Records in 1970 and charted his first Billboard single with “L.A. International Airport” and then a Top 40 with “I Just Can’t Help Believing.”
During the 1970s, Frizzell appeared regularly on Buck Owens' All American TV Show and began recording for Capitol Records. In 1981, he recorded his first number-one country hit, "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma," a duet with Shelly West. The song won the Country Music Association's Song of the Year and Vocal Duet of the Year awards in 1981, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and was featured in Clint Eastwood's film ‘Any Which Way You Can.’ Frizzell and West also won the Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Duo of the Year in 1981 and 1982.
In recent years, Frizzell created his label Nashville America Records and has released several albums including Frizzell & Friends: This Is Our Time which includes a bonus track, written in honor of Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard, and traditional music in general. “Lefty, Merle & Me” features David with Marty Haggard.
David Frizzell is a timeless and tireless entertainer who continues to share his many gifts to the delight of fans old and new across the US and throughout the world.