Country singer Don Winters dies

Monday, August 19, 2002 at 1:00am

Country music singer Don Winters, 73, lost his battle against cancer early Saturday morning.

Winters, born in Tampa, Fla, began his music career singing with his father's band, Pop Winters and the Southern Strollers in the late 1940's. Moving to

Nashville in the 1950's, he started his solo career singing around town. He eventually went to work with Webb Pierce and continued his solo career recording on the RCA and Decca labels.

Country legend, Marty Robbins approached Winters in 1960 and persuaded him to join him as part of his band. Winters became a lifelong friend of Robbins, as well as his road manager and featured artist on all of Robbins

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