(Excerpt from Tennessean article mentioned above)
Country music singer Don Winters, 73, known to fans as "The Yodeling King,"
died yesterday at his home in Nolensville after a yearlong battle with
Born in Tampa, Fla., and raised in southern Georgia, Mr. Winters began
his musical career with his father's band, Pop Winters and the Southern
Strollers, in the late 1940s.
He moved to Nashville in the 1950s to launch his solo career, recording
on RCA and Decca Records labels. He showed up on the Billboard
charts with songs Too Many Times and Shake Hands with a Loser.
In 1960, country music legend Marty Robbins asked Mr. Winters to join his
band, a move that launched a lifelong friendship between the two entertainers.
Together they serenaded audiences, along with Bobby Sykes, as the
Marty Robbins Trio. Mr. Winters and Robbins collaborated until
Robbins' death in 1982.