Johnny Horton -" Johnny Reb " 1959
HORTON, JOHNNY (1925–1960). John Gale “Johnny” Horton, singer, was born in Los Angeles, California, on April 30, 1925
He became famous for his saga songs, and influenced a brief trend of popularity for these historical and patriotic numbers. He achieved national recognition when some of his songs made the popular hit parade. His more popular saga songs, including "The Battle of New Orleans" and "Sink the Bismarck,"
On November 5, 1960, in Milano, Texas, he died in an automobile accident while traveling to Shreveport, Louisiana