Milano, TX Singer Johnny Horton Dies In Auto Accident, Nov 1960

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WESTERN SINGER JOHNNY HORTON DIES IN CRASH.

Milano, Tex. (AP) -- Recording star JOHNNY HORTON, 35, was killed early today in a two-car head-on collision on a railroad overpass in this central Texas town.
HORTON was driving a car, state police said, in which TILMAN FRANKS, his manager, and GERALD D. TUMLINSON were riding. All were residents of Shreveport, La.
Both FRANKS and TUMLINSON were injured, along with the driver of the second car, JAMES EVANS DAVIS, 19, Brady, Tex. All were taken to a hospital at nearby Cameron, Tex.
HORTON was a former star of the national radio program Louisiana Hayride originating on station KWKH, Shreveport.
HORTON, skyrocketed to fame with his recording of "The Battle of New Orleans," written by his manager.
His wife, BILLIE JEAN, is the widow of HANK WILLIAMS, another famous Western singer who died of a heart attack in 1953. MRS. HORTON resides in Shreveport.

Reno Evening Gazette Nevada 1960-11-05

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