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Martha Lynn
and the Westerners
KWKH Louisiana Hayride
KCTI Gonzales, TX
KNAL Victoria, TX

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 the southwest.

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; Derby, CT
  • Country & Western Jamboree; Spring 1958; Maher Publications; Chicago, IL

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Rec. No. Side Song Title
  45-115 A When
  45-115 B The End Of My World
RCA Victor
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  20-6257 A Learning To Love
  20-6257 B Suddenly There's A Valley
  20-6504 A I'm Goin' Huntin' Tonight
  20-6504 B Just For Fun
  20-6654 A I Can't Live Without You
  20-6654 B I'm Willing To Try

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