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During his four decade-long career Marty Robbins emblazoned himself as one of the most popular and successful country singers of all time. Performing on the television series The Drifter, the iconic singer delivered a striking live rendition of his hit 1959 hit, “El Paso.”
“Back in El Paso my life would be worthless/ Everything’s gone, in life nothing is left,” sings Robbins. “It’s been so long since I’ve seen the young maiden/ My love is stronger than my fear of death.”
The Drifter follows a free-spirited cowboy who floats from place to place, Robbins starring in the role of the singing drifter. The 12-episode series spanned from 1965 to 1966, Robbins cast as the lead character throughout the duration of the show.
“El Paso” was written and recorded by Robbins in 1959, going on to top both the country chart as well as the pop chart at No.1. Additionally, the iconic tune went on to earn a Grammy Award for “Best Country & Western Recording” in 1961.
You can watch Robbins’ performance below.