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Portion of Glendale Avenue renamed for legendary country singer

A one-mile stretch of Glendale Avenue was renamed Marty Robbins Boulevard on Sept. 26, 2016 (Photo by Corbin Carson/KTAR News).

Glendale, Ariz. — A legendary country music star and Glendale native now has a West Valley street named after him.

It’s a one-mile stretch of Glendale Avenue, which is between 59th and 51st avenues, that is now also known as Marty Robbins Boulevard.

“To be remembered this way, Daddy would just be, just tickled pink,” said Ronnie Robbins, Marty Robbins’ son. “He did love Glendale, he came back every chance he got.”

Robbins was born in Glendale on Sept. 26, 1925. He was named Martin David Robinson, and later became known as country and western star Marty Robbins.

“It means so much that after this amount of time that there’s still people that love him,” said Robbins.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers helped unveil the new honorary sign near 58th Avenue on Monday.

“He’s the city’s son,” said Weiers. “It’s something we should have done a long, long time ago. I think it’s a great day for Glendale.”

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