An ad in the Ravalli Republic lists the late country music star/actor's home for sale at the bargain price of $1.25 million. Axton died of a heart attack in Victor in 1999.
The 4,000 square foot home was built by local artist Peggy Steffes. The 5.31-acre property includes two guest homes, barn and pond. The current owners have put it up for sale.
Axton's best known for writing "Joy to the World," which became a chart-topper for Three Dog Night (you may know it for its opening line, "Jeremiah was a bullfrog"). He also sang the famous 1980s Busch Beer jingle, "Head for the mountains ... "As an actor, Axton appeared in Gremlins and The Black Stallion, as well as in cameos in a million different shows, including "Bonanza" (see below). Zach Dundas wrote a profile of Axton for the Indy in 1998, but it's not showing up in our archives, so you'll have to rely on these links to learn more about him.
Oh, and to buy the house, call 961-3939.