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Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Marty Robbins

Utah's Little Hollywood

— Kanab Utah “Walk of Fame” —

 
 
Marty Robbins Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 29, 2016
1. Marty Robbins Marker
Inscription.  Grammy Award winning singer Marty Robbins wanted also to be a movie cowboy. He made several competent westerns including "Buffalo Gun," "The Badge of Marshal Brennan," "Guns of a Stranger" and "Raiders of Old California" shot right here in Kanab. Marty passed away at a young age, but his tremendous voice lives on in recordings and theme songs for numerous top western films including Gary Cooper's "The Hanging Tree."
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Grammy Award Winners, and the Utah - Kanab "Walk of Fame" series lists.
 
Location. 37° 2.633′ N, 112° 31.591′ W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is on South 100 East (U.S. 89) south of East 200 South, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, on the west side of the street, in front of a large grocery store parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 264 South 100 East, Kanab UT 84741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jack Nicholson and Will Hutchins
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(here, next to this marker); Dub Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Lisa Montell (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest Tucker (within shouting distance of this marker); Ava Gardner & Howard Keel (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Rod Cameron (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregory Peck (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kanab.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a laser-printed metal plaque, mounted horizontally on a waist-high metal post.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marty Robbins. Martin David Robinson (1925–1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, and racing driver. One of the most popular and successful country and western singers of all time for most of his near four-decade career, Robbins often topped the country music charts, and several of his songs also had crossover success as pop hits.
Marker detail: Marty Robbins photo image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Marty Robbins photo
(Submitted on March 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Marty Robbins (Internet Movie Database). Marty Robbins had already appeared in several B-westerns and had scored a country hit with "The Hanging Tree" when, in 1959, he began writing and recording songs for his legendary album "Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs". The all-time classic from the album of songs was "El Paso", the story of a gunfighter who dies after being shot at the end of the song. The song went No. 1 on Billboard magazine's country singles chart in December 1959, where it spent seven weeks. It also became the first country song to win a Grammy. (Submitted on March 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Marty Robbins Marker (<i>wide view; marker located beside sidewalk near right edge</i>) image. Click for full size.
3. Marty Robbins Marker (wide view; marker located beside sidewalk near right edge)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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