Real Name:
Maurice Woodward Ritter
Profile:
Born: January 12, 1905 in Marvaul, Tx - Died: January 2, 1974 in Nashville
American singer and actor; Woodward Maurice «Tex» Ritter played cowboy songs on the radio in New York in the first part of the 30s when a Hollywood producer discovered him. He appeared in a total of 85 films.

Short bio:
In late 1932 Tex cut a few records at the ARC Recording Studios in New York but his career only started the next year with 78rpm releases on various labels such as Banner, Conqueror, Columbia, Oriole, Perfect or Romeo. Also known as by "The Singin' Cowboy" Tex then signed on with Decca (1935-39) before he switched to Capitol Records for a long and successful career.
Ritter ended his life in Nashville, TN, were he was still recording a couple of weeks before he died of a heart attack.

Career :
- Early 30s; New York, acted in the Broadway production Green Grow the Lilacs. Then began hosting radio programs like Tex Ritter's Campfire and Cowboy Tom's Roundup. Began recordings with producer Art Satherley.
- Mid 30s : Ritter caught the attention of Hollywood producer Edward Finney, was tapped to star in the Western Song of the Gringo (1936); stared in Trouble in Texas (co-starring a young Rita Hayworth, 1937) and a dozen of films.
- Late 30s-early40s : made some 20 Westerns, including "Take Me Back to Oklahoma" with co-star Bob Wills, worked with Columbia and Universal
- 1942-1972, he became the first country artist signed to Capitol Records, and stayed 30 years with the company.

Tex on the tops :
1944, Tex Ritter & His Texans topped the charts with the single "I'm Wastin' My Tears on You". The record's flip side, "There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder," peaked at #2. The follow-up "Jealous Heart." also made #2
1945 : "You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often" peacked #1 for 11 consecutive weeks. Had another #1 with "You Will Have to Pay"
1948 "Rock and Rye,"
1950 "Daddy's Last Letter"
1953-1960 Ritter hosted the television program "Town Hall Party" while still having recordings for Capitol.
1961(after an 11-year charts absence), a C&W Top Five hit and Pop #20 with "I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven"
1974 (posthumously) "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" made the Top 100 hitting pos. #24
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Tex Ritter Discography Tracks

Album BD 14, 20037,20038,20039,20040 Tex Ritter - Children's Songs And Stories album art Tex Ritter Children's Songs And Stories(4xShellac, 10", Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Album BD 14, 20037,20038,20039,20040 US 1945 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Cowboy Favorites album art Tex Ritter Cowboy Favorites (Album) Capitol Records US 1946 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Deck Of Cards album art Tex Ritter Deck Of Cards (Album) Camay Records US 1948 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Songs From The Western Screen album art Tex Ritter Songs From The Western Screen (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records South Africa 1958 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Blood On The Saddle album art Tex Ritter With Music By Paul Sells Tex Ritter With Music By Paul Sells - Blood On The Saddle (Album) Capitol Records UK 1960 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - The Lincoln Hymns album art Tex Ritter The Lincoln Hymns Capitol Records US 1961 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Hillbilly Heaven album art Tex Ritter Hillbilly Heaven (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1961 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Stan Kenton! Tex Ritter! album art Tex Ritter / Stan Kenton Tex Ritter / Stan Kenton - Stan Kenton! Tex Ritter! (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1962 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Border Affair album art Tex Ritter Border Affair (Album) Capitol Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - The Friendly Voice Of album art Tex Ritter The Friendly Voice Of (Album) Capitol Records UK 1965 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Sweet Land Of Liberty album art Tex Ritter Sweet Land Of Liberty Capitol Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Just Beyond The Moon album art Tex Ritter Just Beyond The Moon (Album) Capitol Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Wild West album art Tex Ritter Wild West (Album) Capitol Records Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Bump Tiddil Dee Bum Bum! album art Tex Ritter Bump Tiddil Dee Bum Bum! Capitol Records US 1968 Sell This Version
SREG 2069 Tex Ritter - Tex Ritter Sings Cindy Walker album art Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Sings Cindy Walker(LP, Album) Regal SREG 2069 UK 1968 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Chuck Wagon Days album art Tex Ritter Chuck Wagon Days (Album) Capitol Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Green Green Valley album art Tex Ritter Green Green Valley Capitol Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - The Supercountrylegendary Tex Ritter album art Tex Ritter The Supercountrylegendary Tex Ritter (Album) Capitol Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Fall Away album art Tex Ritter Fall Away Capitol Records US 1974 Sell This Version
ST-11503 Tex Ritter - Comin' After Jinny album art Tex Ritter Comin' After Jinny(LP) Capitol Records ST-11503 US 1976 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - The Texas Cowboy album art Tex Ritter The Texas Cowboy (Album) Music For Pleasure Australia Unknown Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Tex Ritter Sings - Also Starring The Rio Grande River Boys album art Tex Ritter / The Rio Grande River Boys Tex Ritter / The Rio Grande River Boys - Tex Ritter Sings - Also Starring The Rio Grande River Boys (Comp, Album) Premier (7) US Unknown Sell This Version
S-179 Tex Ritter - Tex Ritter, Sings album art Tex Ritter, Bob Jones (17) Tex Ritter, Bob Jones (17) - Tex Ritter, Sings(LP) Spin-O-Rama S-179 US Unknown Sell This Version
CXS-287 Tex Ritter - Nashville's Big Winners album art Tex Ritter, Elton Britt With The Renfro Valley Pioneers Tex Ritter, Elton Britt With The Renfro Valley Pioneers - Nashville's Big Winners(LP, Album) Coronet Records CXS-287 US Unknown Sell This Version
LP 5018 Tex Ritter - The Early Radio Transcriptions Of Tex Ritter album art Tex Ritter The Early Radio Transcriptions Of Tex Ritter(LP, Mono) Cowgirlboy Records LP 5018 Germany Unknown Sell This Version