About The Artist
Ozie Waters was born on a farm in Fulton, Missouri. When World War II came along he decided to join the U.S. Navy and see the world and his first stop was Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. While there, he made his first radio appearance over the local KGU station, just playing his guitar and singing. While in the service, he played with his band, the Colorado Rangers. Their entertainment brought them citations from the government.
The folks in Honolulu must have liked what they heard for after his tour of duty in the armed forces, they asked him back to do some commercial shows.
He started off singing on a radio station and his career grew to include being a popular singing cowboy and movie picture star. In 1950, he was recording for the Coral record label. His debut on the label were two self-penned tunes, "Iron Horse" and "Father Time Is Knocking At My Door".
Ozie had appeared in 16 pictures by 1950 with Columbia and United Artists. One was "Riders Of the Black Mesa" as part of the Durango Kid series for Columbia. Later on, he saw those movies being re-released for television, especially those he made with Hopalong Cassidy.
Ozie also wrote a few tunes, including such songs as:
By 1950, Ozie had a wife named Evangeline and they had two daughters, Darlene and Melody Kathleen.
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