Tex Fletcher mentioned that it was in the early 1930s while living
in Buffalo, South Dakota that he heard his first authentic cowboy songs.
He got interested in them for their simplicity and began to study
the cowboy ballads and American folk music.
He got his first job at the Village Barn in New York City. A radio
station executive heard him playing there and gave him an audition.
He got six fifteen-minute shows per week as a result.
Tex also mentioned that he had the honor to play for President
Franklin D. Roosevelt. He considered that to be the high spot of his
He signed a contract with Grand national Pictures in 1938. He had
recorded for the Decca, Flint and Vocalion record labels.
He got married in 1947 to a young lady who was an Army nurse and they
had a son named Robert.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 5; April 1950; Charlton Publishing Corp.;
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