Along about 1953, Al Terry was entertaining folks over radio station
KVOL in Lafayette, Louisiana. Al was in high school when he formed
his first band. Later, he moved to Beaumont, Texas they said to learn
the radio business with KRIC. He came back to Lafayette and KVOL.
Then in 1946, Al found himself in New York and met an idol of his, Red Foley.
Mr. Foley liked what he heard in Al and gave him some advice to take
back with him to Lafayette. It was during his stay in New York that he
wrote a tune called "I Guess I'll Have To Face It" that he later recorded.
About a year later, Al was in Houston to record some tunes; among them were
"If You Want A Broken Heart", "I'll Be Glad When I'm Free".
Al had done stage shows with other hillbilly acts as Bill "Cowboy Rambler"
Boyd, Wesley Tuttle, Cowboy Copas, Minnie Pearl, Ray Whitley, Tex Ritter,
Pee Wee King and Redd Stewart.
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 27 (July 1953); American Folk Publications,
Inc.; Derby, CT.
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