(1926-1991) US country singer and songwriter. He developed the honky-tonk style and enjoyed two decades of hit records in the US country-music charts. He was one of the first artists to have a pedal-steel guitar on his recordings (inconspicuous on his debut ‘Wondering’ 1952, strongly featured on ‘Slowly’ 1954), an instrument that later became almost ubiquitous in country music.
Born in Louisiana, Pierce became known in 1950 through a live radio show called the Louisiana Hayride. The honky-tonk music that he and his band, the Wandering Boys, made their own used electric guitars, pedal steel, and fiddle, and dealt as often as not with bars and broken hearts, usually in uptempo numbers. His hits include ‘Back Street Affair’ 1952, ‘There Stands the Glass’ 1953 (both written by Pierce), and ‘In the Jailhouse Now’ 1955. By the 1970s his sound had dated and he was largely neglected until a duet album with Willie Nelson 1982 revived his fortunes.
14th President of the United States (1804-1869).
(1804-1869) 14th president of the US, 1852–56. A Democrat, he held office in the US House of Representatives 1833–37, and the US Senate 1837–42. Chosen as a compromise candidate of the Democratic party, he was elected president 1852. Despite his expansionist foreign policy, North–South tensions grew more intense, and Pierce was denied renomination 1856.
Born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, Pierce was admitted to the bar 1827. He served in the New Hampshire state legislature 1829–33. Returning to New Hampshire from the Senate 1942, he served briefly as US attorney and saw action in the Mexican War 1846–48.
1. City in Idaho (USA); zip code 83546.
2. City in Nebraska (USA); zip code 68767.
3. Town in Colorado (USA); zip code 80650.
1. To cut or make a way through
2. To make a hole into
3. To move or affect (a person's emotions, bodily feelings, etc.) deeply or sharply
4. To penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument; SYN. thrust.
5. To sound sharply or shrilly