A native of Hackleburg, Ala., Sonny James began his career at the age of three. Following military service during the Korean War, James launched his recording career.
His multi-million seller "Young Love", began a string of 20 consecutive number one recordings, and was the first Country record to crossover to top the Pop Charts.
James was named the top Male Country Singles Artist numerous times by the major music industry publications, and was proclaimed the Country Male Artist of the Decade for the 1960s by Record World.
James is a 1987 Lifework Award for Performing Achievement Award recipient.