Martha Lynn began her singing career when she was just 13 years old over in Gonzales, Texas.
She had her own radio show over KCTI for 18 months.
That led to her doing television appearances in San Antonio and Houston. As her popularity
grew, she formed her own band, the Westerners, doing personal appearances throughout
Martha and her band joined the KWKH Louisiana Hayride in late 1957, having already
released a couple of records for the RCA Victor label.
Martha Lynn and her Westerners were making a name for themselves in Texas back
along 1956. She was 21 then and they called her "Texas' Own Little TV Sweetheart".
She was pretty versatile. She designed her own stage costumes as well
being a champion rodeo trick rider and training her own horses.
She also appeared on such legendary shows WSM's Grand Ole Opry and
the KRLD Big D Jamboree.
At one time, she recorded for RCA Victor.
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs; No. 49; December 1956; American Folk Publications;
- Country & Western Jamboree; Spring 1958; Maher Publications;