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See more details at Online Price Match. Email address. Encouraged by this result, he returned to California to pursue a music career. Fabor Robison, owner of Abbott Records , acquired the masters. Around that time, Horton married Donna Cook. By this time Horton was appearing regularly on Louisiana Hayride , so he and Donna moved to Shreveport, Louisiana , where the show was recorded.
He also signed a contract with Mercury Records and began recording. He and his new backup band, the Rowley Trio, began touring under the name The Singing Fisherman and the Rowley Trio in , eventually changing the name to Johnny Horton and the Roadrunners. The group included Horton as lead singer, Jerry Rowley on fiddle, his wife Evelyn on piano, and his sister Vera Dido on guitars.
The constant touring was hard on Horton's marriage, and Donna moved back to Los Angeles. They were soon divorced. Horton parted ways with the Rowley trio, but continued to appear occasionally on Louisiana Hayride. His contract with Mercury expired in late , with his recording of "All for the Love of a Girl" Mercury being his best seller, at 35, to 45, copies. Horton, himself always an avid fisherman, got a job in a tackle shop and put his music career on hiatus.
But by the following year, his new manager and bassist Tillman Franks had obtained Horton a one-year contract with Columbia Records. Influenced by the work of Elvis Presley , Horton began adopting a more rockabilly style.Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for North to Alaska and Other Great Hits: The Early Album Collection - Johnny Horton on AllMusic.