- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Pop,-Rock,-etc.
- Type : GE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (3,28,32,42,52)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 4
American pop singer who made his mark in the music business with his 1953 recording of "Crying In the Chapel", written by his dad, Artie Glenn.
His early recordings appeared on the Valley Records label out of Knoxville, Tennessee, produced by Floyd Wilson, who penned one of Glenn's best recordings,"I Think I'm Falling In Love With You". After being turned down by several major publishers, the song was accepted by Valley Publishers, who agreed to release the same demo recording as their first Valley Records release in 1953. The recording was too long, however, to be released as a single, and a piano break was edited out before the record was released as a single.
"Crying in the Chapel" was covered in the Pop field by June Valli (RCA), Sonny Til & the Orioles (Jubilee) in the R&B field and some ten or so years later by Elvis Presley (RCA); all versions becoming major hits. In 1959, Glenn re-recorded "Crying in the Chapel" for National Recording Corporation as the title track of an album of inspirational songs. The album has been re-released on CD by NRC. Glenn penned the Elvis release "Indescribably Blue".
He died on 9 April 1990.