Grand Ole Opry Member Charlie Walker Dies at Age 81

Charlie Walker (November 2, 1926 – September 12, 2008) was a country musician. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1967.

Born in Copeville, Texas, Walker worked as a DJ in the early 1950s before signing with Decca Records. His first hit, "Only You, Only You," was co-written with Jack Newman and reached #9 on the country chart in January 1956. Walker later signed with Columbia and reached #2 with a Harlan Howard song, "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down." His other hits include "Who Will Buy the Wine," "Wild as a Wildcat," "Don’t Squeeze My Charmin," and "I Wouldn’t Take Her To A Dog Fight Even If I Thought That She Could Win." Walker died in Nashville on September 12, 2008.