They wrote in 1954 that Curt was a native of the "hills of Missouri".
He began his musical career at the age of 14, where he was in a rodeo
as a contestant and there began to learn the Western songs. From there,
he moved to ARizona and was heard by a movie scout over KTAR in Phoenix.
From there, Curt went to Hollywood and during the eleven years he had
been there by 1954, had been in nearly 30 movies, appearing with such
Western film stars as Roy Rogers, Johnny Mack Brown, WIld Bill elliott,
Charles Starrett and Gene Autry.
But fate entered into his career when an illness arose in the family and
the family doctor recommended a move to the Northwest. He got himself
a job at KSPO in Spokane for about nine months before heading over to Seattle.
There he settled in making personal appearances with his band, called "The Trailsmen".
Curt also appeared on television over KING-TV and had his own half-hour
show called "C Bar B Record Tune Corral" over KRSC.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 30; March-April 1954; American
Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT