A gifted songwriter of the Nashville Sound era, Don Gibson brought much popularity to country music through his tales of love, heartbreak and loneliness. Gibson composed over 200 songs, including some that were covered by legends Patsy Cline, Ray Charles, Emmylou Harris, and Roy Orbison.
Don Gibson recorded 507 masters in 132 sessions, all cataloged and cross-referenced with issues by format. Indexes of songs, composers and session personnel are available. Several radio transcriptions and media performances are included in this discography. In total, there are approximately 600 recorded performances of Don Gibson listed within this discography.
Formats are displayed beside issue titles, and catalogue prefixes are ignored to prevent redundancy. Albums of simultaneous mono and stereo issue are displayed using the stereo catalogue number. Foreign singles are ignored unless the issue contains different performances than its domestic counterpart or is an original release. Various artist compilations are listed only if the issue is from an original label, or if a rare performance is included. Reissues of identical programming (including some with different titles and artwork) are listed in the notes of the original release to prevent repetitive entries; audiophile quality reissues are the exception. Digital downloads that contain rare performances not available on CD are listed in a separate index page. Issues after 2013 are included only if the compilation is produced by a reputable label, or if rare material is enclosed.
This discography was generated using BRIAN, Steve Albin's software application for the creation of discographies.