Back in early 1953, WLBJ out of Bowling Green, Kentucky was
featuring the Blue Star Rangers. The versatile group
was recording for Republic Records of Nashville at the time.
Odis and Hugh would handle the vocal turns as solos. When
they did their trio numbers, it usually included John, Gene
The Blue Star Rangers had a 45-minute show that aired every
day except Sunday over WLBJ called "The Farm And Home Hour".
They also did the usual personal appearances throughout the area
of western Kentucky and Northern Tennesse,
including stage shows and square dance engagements
Timeline and Trivia Notes
Group Members included:
- Odis Blanton, leader and manager, rhythm guitar
- John Blanton, steel guitar
- Gene Kitchens, violin
- Hugh Poteet, bass
- "Pappy" Jones, saxophone
- Gwen Dalton, piano
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs Magazine No. 26; May 1953; American Folk
Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.