It was on this very day back in 1982 that the country music world lost a legend. The great Marty Robbins passed away on December 8, 1982 following complications following cardiac surgery a few weeks earlier.

Robbins ruled the charts for many years with songs like "El Paso", "Singing the Blue" and "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation." In 1970 he won the Grammy Best Country Song award for "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife".

In 1982, Robbins was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

What a great singer that we lost way too soon.