3 CD Import. "Hawkshaw" Hawkins had a strong stage presence. He was tall, handsome, and he had rich, smooth vocals. His tasteful western suits set him apart from the usual rhinestone gaudiness seen on other male Country singers. He died in the 1963 plane crash that also killed country singers Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas. His widow was Grand Ole Opry star Jean Shepard. He was a regular from 1946 to 1954 on the Wheeling Jamboree, a popular Country and Western radio show. 64 tracks. Bear Family Records (Germany). 2008.