Modesto, California was the home of these two young budding hillbilly
singers, Alan and Kenny Pierce. The boys got to play on shows that
featured such name acts as Ferlin Huskey, Jim Reeves, Tommy Collins,
Skeets McDonald and Webb Pierce.
The boys performed on the local Modesto radio stations, KTRB and KBOX
which led to contact with other artists such as Chester Smith,
Bill Carter and his Four Star Band and a group called the Hometown Boys.
The boys then moved on to television and were being seen in San Diego
over Channel 8 on the Smokey Rogers show and on Channel 10 on the
Ray Hogseed and Merle Moore show.
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 39 (February 1955); American Folk Publications,
Inc.; Derby, CT.