- He sold over 45 million albums, had 38 Top 40 hits and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood movies.
- According to Billboard, Boone was the second biggest charting artist of the late 1950s just behind Elvis Presley.
- He still holds the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with one or more songs each week.
The Boone’s have been married 59 years, which is an eternity in Hollywood. Marveling over that major milestone we asked what is the secret. Shirley without hesitation rattled off five things it takes to have a marriage that endures time. Wouldn’t it be great if I could remember? I thought it was such great advice that when I got back to the room I wrote it down.
- Pray always
- Love unconditionally
- Forgive completely
- Laugh un-controllably
- Work tirelessly