Johnny got involved in music when he was young and kept at it even
while he was in the Navy. In 1952, he signed a recording contract with
the Columbia record label. He had a band called the "Sundowners".
Johnny was appearing weekly over radio station KNUZ in Houston and
often appeared on the local television shows on KPRC in Houston, too.
Johnny Ragsdale also did a few guest appearances on the big southwest
jamboree radio shows - the "Big D Jamboree" up Dallas way and the local
His 'new' recording back then was "Stand-In Sweetheart" with "Someone
Parted Our Love In The Middle" on the other side.
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 39 (February 1955); American Folk Publications,
Inc.; Derby, CT.