Lee Rose was from Jacksonville, Texas. His musical career was interupted
like many back in the days of World War II. He spent four and a half years
with the U.S. Navy.
They wrote that when he was discharged from the military service, he came
back to Texas and found work on several stations, not indicating which ones
however. But by 1951, he was working with KCIJ out of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Lee was also a bit of a songwriter and had penned about 100 tunes by 1951.
His two most popular tunes at that point were "Downhearted Blues" and "Lonely
Heart Stop Crying".
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 15; December 1951;
American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT