Donald Eugene Gibson (April 3, 1928 â€“ November 17, 2003) was an American country musician. Gibson was born in Shelby, North Carolina into a poor working-class family, he dropped out of school in the second grade. Gibson's first band was called Sons of the Soil, with whom he made his first recording in 1948. Among his greatest hits were "Oh Lonesome Me" (later recorded by both Ray Charles and Neil Young) and "Blue Blue Day" (both No. 1 hits in 1958); "Don't Tell Me Your Troubles" (1959); "Sea of Heartbreak" (1961); "Lonesome No.