Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Cindy Walker (1918-2006)
The pride of Mexia, Texas, wrote country-and-western songs for Bob Wills, Bing Crosby, Eddie Arnold, Roy Orbison, Jim Reeves, Ricky Skaggs, Mickey Gilley, and many others.
Her most beloved song, "You Don't Know Me," was co-written with Arnold and recorded by him, Ray Charles, Mickey Gilley, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Presley, Lenny Welch and Jerry Vale. Here, Emmylou Harris sings "You Don't Know Me" with assistance from (right to left) Trisha Yearwood, Carlene Carter, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Shelby Lynne:
Eddie "The Tennessee Plowboy" Arnold recorded "You Don't Know Me" in 1955: