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Autry Inman

Autry Inman

American country and rockabilly musician
Autry Inman
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Intro American country and rockabilly musician
A.K.A. Robert Autry Inman
Was Musician Singer Songwriter
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 6 January 1929, Florence, USA
Death 6 September 1988 (aged 59 years)
Star sign Capricorn
Country music
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Robert Autry Inman (January 6, 1929 – September 6, 1988) was an American country and rockabilly musician.


Inman was born in Florence, Alabama, and was performing on local radio station WLAY by age 14. He used his middle name "Autry" (or "Autrey") as his stage name. After completing school he worked as a reporter for the Lauderdale Co. Law & Equity Court.

Shortly thereafter he was tapped to join Cowboy Copas's band, the Oklahoma Cowboys, as a bassist. Aside from this he also played in George Morgan's Candy Kids until 1952. He released his first solo singles on the small label Bullet Records; in 1952 he signed with Decca Records, for whom he recorded over 40 country songs. However, service in the Army interrupted his career. After his dismissal he switched to playing rockabilly music in 1956, then at the height of its popularity. His first single in the style, "Be Bop Baby" b/w "It Would Be a Doggone Lie", became the best-known of his rockabilly titles. He changed to RCA Records in 1958, releasing further rockabilly singles but to limited success. In the 1960s, he recorded for Mercury Records, United Artists Records, Sims Records, Guest Star Records, and Jubilee Records where he cut some adult stand-up comedy albums.

In addition to being a vocalist, Inman was a well-respected songwriter, and his tunes were covered by the likes of Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Hank Williams. In 1968, he released a single with Bob Luman entitled "Ballad of Two Brothers", which turned out to be his biggest hit in the U.S., reaching No. 14 on the country charts and No. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100. His final recordings were made in the mid-1980s for the Koala label. He died on September 6, 1988 at age 59.



Year Album Label
1968 Ballad of Two Brothers Epic


Year Single Chart Positions Album
1953 "That's All Right" 4 singles only
1963 "The Volunteer" 22
1968 "Ballad of Two Brothers" 14 48 7 41 Ballad of Two Brothers
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