Jack Gray was a native of Boonville, Mississippi and graduated from
high school in Throsher, Mississippi. His first radio stint was
at WCOC in Meridian, Mississippi. Later on he performed on stations
such as WCMA in Corinth, MS; WLAY, Muscle Shoals, AL; WMFT and WJOI
out of Florence, AL.
Along about 1949, Jack packed up and moved to Ft. Worth in Texas. From
that time, to about 1955, he was appearing on the "Friday Night Frolic"
which was broadcast by KXOL from the Will Rogers Auditorium and tape-recorded
Around 1955, he was playing the "Cow Town Roundup" that aired from 5:00
to 5:30am every Saturday morning over KWBC.
During the summer months, he would perform on the "Cow Town Roundup" show
that was put on every Friday night in Sycamore Park. The winter would find
him playing at the Fort Worth Recreation Hall.
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 39 (February 1955); American Folk Publications,
Inc.; Derby, CT.