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

132 Tex Ritter - Someone / I've Done The Best I Could album art Tex Ritter And His Texans* I've Done The Best I Could (as Ritter) Tex Ritter And His Texans* - Someone / I've Done The Best I Could(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 132 US 1943 Sell This Version
253 Tex Ritter - Long Time Gone / I'm Gonna Leave You Like I Found You album art Tex Ritter Long Time Gone (as Ritter) and 1 more… Tex Ritter - Long Time Gone / I'm Gonna Leave You Like I Found You(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 253 US 1946 Sell This Version
A40020 Tex Ritter - Teach Me To Forget / Toodle-Loo My Darlin album art Tex Ritter Toodle-Loo My Darlin and 1 more… Tex Ritter - Teach Me To Forget / Toodle-Loo My Darlin(Shellac, 10") Capitol Americana A40020 US 1947 Sell This Version
40049 Tex Ritter - Down Town Boogie / Brushy Mountain album art Milo Twins Brushy Mountain Milo Twins - Down Town Boogie / Brushy Mountain(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 40049 US 1947 Sell This Version
15261 Tex Ritter - When You Leave Don't Slam The Door / Long Time Gone album art Tex Ritter Long Time Gone Tex Ritter - When You Leave Don't Slam The Door / Long Time Gone(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 15261 US 1948 Sell This Version
25070 Tex Ritter - The Pony Express / Billy The Kid album art Tex Ritter The Pony Express Tex Ritter - The Pony Express / Billy The Kid(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 25070 US 1948 Sell This Version
15119 Tex Ritter - Rock And Rye / My Heart's As Cold As An Empty Jug album art Tex Ritter Rock And Rye (as Ritter) Tex Ritter - Rock And Rye / My Heart's As Cold As An Empty Jug(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 15119 US 1948 Sell This Version
40119 Tex Ritter - She's A Shady Lady / Frail Quail album art Milo Twins Frail Quail (as Ritter) Milo Twins - She's A Shady Lady / Frail Quail(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 40119 US 1948 Sell This Version
15256 Tex Ritter - Jealous Heart / I'm Gonna Leave You Like I Found You album art Tex Ritter I'm Gonna Leave You Like I Found You Tex Ritter - Jealous Heart / I'm Gonna Leave You Like I Found You(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 15256 US 1949 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Dear John (I Brought Your Saddle Home) / Boogie Bottom Boogie album art Jim Boyd And His Men Of The West* Dear John (I Brought Your Saddle Home) Jim Boyd And His Men Of The West* - Dear John (I Brought Your Saddle Home) / Boogie Bottom Boogie (Single) RCA Victor US 1951 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Dear John / Cold, Cold Heart album art Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys Dear John (as Ritter) Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys - Dear John / Cold, Cold Heart (Single) MGM Records Canada 1951 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Green Grow The Lilacs / A Day Away From You album art Bob Eberly And Les Baxter With Les Baxter's Chorus And Orchestra* Green Grow The Lilacs Bob Eberly And Les Baxter With Les Baxter's Chorus And Orchestra* - Green Grow The Lilacs / A Day Away From You (Single) Capitol Records US 1952 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Songs Our Daddy Taught Us album art The Everly Brothers* Long Time Gone (as T. Ritter) The Everly Brothers* - Songs Our Daddy Taught Us (Album, Comp) Cadence (2) US 1958 Sell This Version
CEP-109 Tex Ritter - Songs Our Daddy Taught Us: Vol. II album art The Everly Brothers* Long Time Gone (as T. Ritter) The Everly Brothers* - Songs Our Daddy Taught Us: Vol. II(7", EP) Cadence (2) CEP-109 US 1958 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Long Time Gone / Keep A Knockin' album art The Everly Brothers* Long Time Gone (as Ritter) The Everly Brothers* - Long Time Gone / Keep A Knockin' (Single) Heliodor Germany 1959 Sell This Version
CP-1086 Tex Ritter - If Jesus Came To Your House album art Tex Ritter The Touch Of The Master's Hand (as Ritter) and 1 more… Tex Ritter - If Jesus Came To Your House(7", Single) Capitol Records CP-1086 Australia 1959 Sell This Version
46 3905 Tex Ritter - The Everly Brothers Vol. 2 album art Everly Brothers Hace Tiempo = Long Time Gone (as Ritter) Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers Vol. 2(7", EP) Heliodor, Hispavox 46 3905 Spain 1959 Sell This Version
X1637 Tex Ritter - The Unforgettable Hank Williams Vol. 1 album art Hank Williams Dear John (as Ritter) Hank Williams - The Unforgettable Hank Williams Vol. 1(7", EP) MGM Records X1637 US 1959 Sell This Version
EAP 1-1323 Tex Ritter - Deck Of Cards album art Tex Ritter Green Grow The Lilacs Tex Ritter - Deck Of Cards(7", EP) Capitol Records EAP 1-1323 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Ride This Train album art Johnny Cash Boss Jack (as T. Ritter) Johnny Cash - Ride This Train (Album) Columbia UK 1960 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Blood On The Saddle album art Tex Ritter With Music By Paul Sells Billy The Kid and 9 more… Tex Ritter With Music By Paul Sells - Blood On The Saddle (Album) Capitol Records UK 1960 Sell This Version
EAP1-1292, 1-1292 Tex Ritter - Blood On The Saddle (Part 1) album art Tex Ritter Tex Ritter - Blood On The Saddle (Part 1)(7", EP, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records EAP1-1292, 1-1292 US 1960 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Songs Of The Golden West album art Tex Ritter Green Grow The Lilacs Tex Ritter - Songs Of The Golden West (Album) Capitol Records US 1961 Sell This Version
LRP-3266 Tex Ritter - Mama Sang A Song album art Walter Brennan Touch Of The Master's Hand (as Ritter) Walter Brennan - Mama Sang A Song(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Liberty LRP-3266 US 1962 Sell This Version
ST 1757 Tex Ritter - Stan Kenton! Tex Ritter! album art Tex Ritter With Stan Kenton's Orchestra* Red River Valley Tex Ritter With Stan Kenton's Orchestra* - Stan Kenton! Tex Ritter!(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 1757 Canada 1962 Sell This Version