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Singing Cowboy Tex Ritter’s Legacy Lives On

January 11, 2024 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Of all the actors, musicians, sports figures, and entertainers known as Tex, the most famous is practically unknown to younger generations today.

In Country’s Country

September 16, 2015 | By Randy Mallory

I grew up in a Texas family that does country-western music. The lilt of a fiddle breakdown, the rhythm of a shuffle drum beat, the soulful wail of a steel guitar—these sounds seeped into my pores in the 1950s and ’60s, forevermore setting a button on my internal radio dial to “classic country.”

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