Joe Price first started singing during World War II while with the Coast Guard.
When he got his discharge, he became a member of the Sunshine Boys in
Dallas, Texas and toured with the group.
The group then started a show based in Tyler, Texas, the Texas State Barndance,
that aired over the Texas Quality Network for over a year.
In 1953, he wrote a song called "Everybody Knows I Tried" that was recorded
on Imperial records, but no mention was made of who made that recording
or if it was Joe himself. THe article then stated he got a recording
contract with the new Starday label and had a new release called "Pay
Attention Please" b/w "To Keep The Wolves Away". Both of those tunes
were written by his managers, Joe and Jim Shell. Later, he recorded a tune
Credits and Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 45; March 1956; American Folk
Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT