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We first find mention of Cecil (The Yodeling Country Boy) Gill in Floy Case's column in 1941. She mentions that Cecil had been at KGKO for 'some time'. Another fellow by the name of Ernest Tubb was also at the station at that time.
Floy later reported in 1945 that Cecil had a show on KFJZ at 6:30pm in 1945. His sponsor was a local clothing store. She noted in another article that the show was on Monday through Saturday and then he also had a 2:15pm Sunday afternoon show.
While Cecil may have been more a regional or local artist, Floy does report in several articles that he was a fixture on the big shows at the Coliseum in the Fort Worth area when the Grand Ole Opry acts were touring through the area such as Ernest Tubb, Eddy Arnold and Pee Wee King.
By 1947, we were finding that Cecil's career had taken him to radio station WGAD in Gadsen, Alabama.
A 1948 Billboard article mentions Cecil was recording on the Bluebonnet record label.
But by 1949, Cecil was back in Fort Worth on radio station KXOL.
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