Tex Ritter One of the Best Singing Cowboys

Woodrow Maurice Ritter, known to his fans as “Tex,” was born on January 12, 1905 on the family farm eight miles south of Carthage.

Ritter got his start on a Houston radio station in 1929 singing the traditional western folk songs that were to be his bread and butter.  One of the best known and most popular “singing cowboys” in Hollywood, he made 85 motion pictures all but ten westerns.  Then came a successful recording career and frequent appearances on the small screen (television) before a heart attack ended his life in 1974.

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