Curley Herndon got his start in the music business at an early age,
starting to play the guitar and sing when he was just seven years old.
When he was 13, he had his own band and radio program.
However, he didn't get serious about a music career until he was
attending an engineer's school in Kansas City, Missouri and needed
a part-time job. He got himself a job with a local station and made appearances
on many programs they said.
After he finished school, he moved to Shreveport, Louisiana and joined
Slim Whitman's band and the KWKH Louisiana Hayride. He could be heard
on Slim's Imperial recordings and in fact, had his own recording contract
with the Imperial label with his partner, Hoot Rains. About late 1953 or so,
there release for Imperial was "I'm Alone Tonight" and "I'm Doing Fine
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No.32; March-April 1954, American Folk Publications, Inc.;