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Merle Robert Travis Edit Profile

country music singer , songwriter.

Merle Robert Travis, country music singer, songwriter. award, 1979; award 1976), Country Music Assn.


Travis, Merle Robert was born on November 29, 1917 in Rosewood, Kentucky, United States. Son of William Robert and Laura Etta (Latham) Travis.


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Artist: songs written include Sixteen Tons, 1945, Smoke, Smoke, Smoke, 1947, Bayou Baby, 1948, Sweet Temptation, 1949. Designer solid body guitar, built first by Paul A. Bigsby</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Oct.


Served with United States Marine Corps, 1942-1943. Named to Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1970. Member American Federation television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Musicians Union, Nashville Association Musicians, National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy award 1976), Country Music Association, Writers Guild American, Academy Country Music.

Designer solid body guitar, built first by Paul A. Bigsby.


Children: Patricia, Chelene, Rebecka.

William Robert Travis

Laura Etta (Latham) Travis

Patricia Travis

Chelene Travis

Rebecka Travis