Billy Craddock

American country and rockabilly singer (born 1939) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Billy Wayne "Crash" Craddock (born June 16, 1939)[1] is an American country and rockabilly singer. He first gained popularity in Australia in the 1950s with a string of rockabilly hits, including the Australian number one hits "Boom Boom Baby" and "One Last Kiss" in 1960 and 1961 respectively. Switching to country music, he gained popularity in the United States in the 1970s with a string of top ten country hits, several of which were number one hits, including "Rub It In", "Broken Down in Tiny Pieces", and "Ruby Baby".[2] Craddock is known to his fans as "The King Of Country Rock Music" and "Mr. Country Rock" for his uptempo rock-influenced style of country music.

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Billy "Crash" Craddock
Craddock in 1971
Craddock in 1971
Background information
Birth nameBilly Wayne Craddock
Also known asBill Craddock
Crash Craddock
Billy Craddock
Billy Crash
Mr. Country Rock
The King Of Country Rock Music
Born (1939-06-16) June 16, 1939 (age 84)
Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
Years active1957–present
LabelsSky Castle (1957)
Colonial (1957)
Date (1958)
Columbia (1958-1961)
Mercury (1961-1962)
King (1964-1965)
Chart (1966-1968)
Cartwheel (1971-1972)
ABC (1973-1978)
Capitol (1978-1983)
Cee Cee (1983, 2006)
MCA (1986)
Atlantic (1989)