Marty Robbins classic “El Paso” is one that no artists can refuse to record or perform. It’s a beautiful tale of love, death, and sacrifice. Robbins’ tale of a cowboy who fell in love was performed by two great country singers in 1992.
Glen Campbell and Charley Pride
Glen Campbell and Charley Pride performed Robbins’ song at the Crosby Clambake in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. There were no other instruments used but Campbell’s guitar. The two sang the song with their own distinctive voices. And, as they were singing, you could see that both were having fun.
This is one great version of “El Paso.” Pride and Campbell performing together is one true gem.
The Original “El Paso”
The ballad of a cowboy who died in the name of love was considered to be one of the best classic western and country songs. Robbins’ penned the song in 1959 for his album Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs. The song was written into a story from the beginning to the end. The unique manner of delivering the story makes it one of a kind.
Before “El Paso,” Robbins had already scored some number one songs on the chart. However, his biggest break came from this song. The song went to number one on the country and pop chart. In addition, his song made it to the UK and Australian charts too.
Recognitions Received by Marty Robbins
He brought home the Grammy Award for Best Country and Western Recording. This was the first Grammy Award he received. In 1998, due to his song, Robbins received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
The Follow Up Song
After seventeen years, Robbins wrote a sequel to “El Paso.” His song “El Paso City” reached number one on the US and Canadian country chart.