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Bill Barr
and the Sons of Texas
KWBU Corpus Christie, TX

This popular band got together in 1945. In 1952, they were airing over radio station KWBU, a 50,000 watt station, in Corpus Christie, Texas, Monday through Friday at 11:40am.

Bill would also write many of the bands tunes in the many styles that audiences enjoyed back then. The band would travel many miles across Texas doing their personal appearances.

Timeline & Trivia Notes

Group Members:

  • Bill Barr
  • Charlie Davis
  • Junior Barr
  • Harvey Gootcher, steel guitar
  • Gary Bickham (not in the picture)

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 22; September 1952; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT

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