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

CL 1072 Tex Ritter - Town Hall Party album art Various Wagon Wheels Various - Town Hall Party(LP, Comp) Columbia CL 1072 US 1958 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - The Country's Best album art Various High Noon Various - The Country's Best (Comp) Capitol Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - The Great Ones! album art Various I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven Various - The Great Ones! (Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1962 Sell This Version
PRO 2143, PRO 2144 Tex Ritter - From The Sound Capitol Of The World, Campus Crowd-Pleasers album art Various The Bandit Of Brazil and 1 more… Various - From The Sound Capitol Of The World, Campus Crowd-Pleasers(LP, Comp, Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records PRO 2143, PRO 2144 US 1962 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Chart Busters '62 album art Various I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven Various - Chart Busters '62 (Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Canada 1963 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - The World Of Country Music album art Various I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven Various - The World Of Country Music (Comp) Capitol Records Canada 1965 Sell This Version
CMA 712 Tex Ritter - Famous Original Hits By 25 Great Country Music Artists album art Various Rye Whiskey Various - Famous Original Hits By 25 Great Country Music Artists(LP, Album, Comp, Mono) Country Music Association CMA 712 US 1965 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - The Who's Who Of Country & Western Music album art Various Take Him Fishin' Various - The Who's Who Of Country & Western Music (Comp) Capitol Records US 1966 Sell This Version
PRO 4219, PRO 4220 Tex Ritter - Greatest Minutes In Country & Western Music album art Various Boll Wevil Various - Greatest Minutes In Country & Western Music(LP, Comp, Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records PRO 4219, PRO 4220 US 1966 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - The Great Country Stars Sing Their Great Country Hits album art Various The Men In My Little Girl's Life Various - The Great Country Stars Sing Their Great Country Hits (Comp) Capitol Records Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Blue Ribbon Country! album art Various Just Beyond The Moon Various - Blue Ribbon Country! (Comp) Capitol Records Canada 1968 Sell This Version
ST 21157 Tex Ritter - The Best Of Country Music album art Various High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) Various - The Best Of Country Music(LP, Comp) Capitol Records ST 21157 UK 1968 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Blue Ribbon Country, Vol. II album art Various A Funny Thing Happened (On The Way To Miami) Various - Blue Ribbon Country, Vol. II (Comp) Capitol Records US 1969 Sell This Version
SYS 5176-5181 Tex Ritter - All Star Country/Western Cavalcade album art Various The Wind and the Tree and 4 more… Various - All Star Country/Western Cavalcade(6xLP, Album, Comp) Longines Symphonette Society SYS 5176-5181 US 1969 Sell This Version
PRO-4724 Tex Ritter - Capitol Hits Through The Years album art Various Jingle, Jangle, Jingle Various - Capitol Hits Through The Years(LP, Comp) Capitol Records PRO-4724 US 1969 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Capitol's Country Festival album art Various Deck Of Cards Various - Capitol's Country Festival (Comp) Regal, Starline UK 1970 Sell This Version
STFL-295 Tex Ritter - The Stars Of Country Music album art Various A Funny Thing Happened (On The Way To Miami) and 3 more… Various - The Stars Of Country Music(6xLP, Comp + Box) Capitol Records STFL-295 US 1970 Sell This Version
SENC-9981 Tex Ritter - 10 Years Of Country Hits - The `60s album art Various I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy-Heaven Various - 10 Years Of Country Hits - The `60s(LP, Comp) Capitol Records SENC-9981 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Country Hits Of The '60s album art Various I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven Various - Country Hits Of The '60s (Comp) One-Up US 1972 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Tumbling Tumbleweeds album art Various Big Rock Candy Mountain and 3 more… Various - Tumbling Tumbleweeds (Comp) Reader's Digest US 1972 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Capitol's Country Festival Vol. 3 album art Various Just Beyond The Moon Various - Capitol's Country Festival Vol. 3 (Comp) Starline, EMI Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Country Hits Of The '40s album art Various There´s A New Moon Over My Shoulder Various - Country Hits Of The '40s (Comp) Capitol Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
ST 21909 Tex Ritter - Capitol Country Greats Vol. 1 album art Various Rye Whiskey and 1 more… Various - Capitol Country Greats Vol. 1(LP, Comp) Capitol Records ST 21909 UK 1972 Sell This Version
Various Distant Drums and 1 more… Various - Country Greats (Comp) Emidisc (2) Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - 20 All-Time Vocal Chartbusters album art Various High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) Various - 20 All-Time Vocal Chartbusters (Comp) One-Up, One-Up UK 1973 Sell This Version