Country singer Carl Smith dies at 82

posted 2010-01-20 00:53:18 by grendel

Country singer Carl Smith, the former husband of June Carter Cash, has died at the age of 82 at home in Tennessee.

Smith had 41 chart singles in the 1950s including Are You Teasing Me?, Hey Joe! and Back Up Buddy.

Smith married Carter in 1952, a fellow member of the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly country radio programme. They had one child, singer Carlene Carter.

After divorcing in 1956, Smith left the Grand Old Opry. He married singer Goldie Hill the following year.