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Old 04-27-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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High Plains... You might extend it a little farther out and include all of West Texas. Many of those old Country Boys were from San Angelo to Amarillo. Ernest Tubb and Roy Orbison come to mind.
Thanks Rakin but there was a thread on Texas Music Thread in the general Texas threads but I think I bored everyone to tears posting Texas artists everyday so I stopped. Now I've sort of zeroed in on the musicians from the Lubbock surrounding area and even that is a basket load of guitar pickers. There still are many more singers and songwriters than what I have covered. It seems everyday I run into a new name or group.

But I agreed on Ernest Tubb and Roy Orbison. They were definitely two of Texas' greatest. As I write this, I have a B&W signed photo of Ernest Tubb over my PC.

If you want to start a thread for West Texas musicians, I will most certainly participate.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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Here's one that slipped my mind. Sonny West was born July 30, 1937, near Lubbock, Texas. As the writer of these two following songs, Sonny's releases never made it big but Buddy Holly took them and made hits.


Orig. Vers. of RAVE ON! by Sonny West Atlantic 78RPM - YouTube


SONNY WEST All My Love (aka Oh Boy) - YouTube
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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Kent Mings of Lubbock.


Kent Mings @ LaDiosa CROSSROADS MUSIC FEST 9/29 2012 32/32 - YouTube
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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Songwriter Hal Bynum (born 1934) from Levelland, Texas wrote many songs recorded by artists such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Patty Loveless, Bill Monroe, Jim Reeves, Kenny Rogers and Ralph Stanley.

Here's one he wrote that Patty Loveless recorded.


CHAINS - PATTY LOVELESS 1988.wmv - YouTube
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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Peggy Sue Gerron was born on 15 June 1940, in Olton, Texas but grew up in Lubbock. She was the subject of Buddy Holly's famous song Peggy Sue.


Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly - YouTube
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:19 PM
 
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Virgil Lewis Johnson (December 29, 1935 February 24, 2013) was a former radio station DJ at KDAV radio at Lubbock. He was also the lead singer for the 1950s/60s group called The Velvets.


The Velvets- Tonight (Doo wop) - YouTube
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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'Buddy' Knox was born July 20th 1933, on a farm just outside the small town of Happy, Texas which is about 90 miles north of Lubbock. He is best known for his 1957 hit "Party Doll" which was recorded at Norman Petty's studio at Clovis, New Mexico. Buddy died February 14, 1999.


Buddy Knox Party Doll - YouTube
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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Kenny Maines was born July 26, 1954 in Lubbock, Texas.


Kenny Maines - Out Of Control - YouTube
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:50 PM
 
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Lubbock also produced Charlene Hancock and daughters La Conni Hancock and Traci Lamar of the Texana Dames. Traci died last year on May 12th, 2012.


Texana Dames - Picture Cards - YouTube
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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Bob Montgomery was born May 12, 1937, at Lampasas, Texas but was a close friend to Buddy Holly from their Junior High days at Hutchinson Junior High at Lubbock. Montgomery co-wrote some of Buddy Holly's songs. He also wrote the following song for Patsy Cline.



Patsy Cline - Back In Baby's Arms - YouTube
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