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

Albums

Tex Ritter - Country And Hillbilly album art Various Deck Of Cards Various - Country And Hillbilly Capitol Records US 1952 Sell This Version
PRO-1386 Tex Ritter - Artistry In Music: New Album Preview For January 1960 album art Various Rye Whiskey Various - Artistry In Music: New Album Preview For January 1960(LP, Album, Mono, Promo, Smplr) Capitol Records PRO-1386 US 1960 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Cheyenne Frontier Days album art Hank Thompson And The Brazos Valley Boys* The Cowboys Prayer Hank Thompson And The Brazos Valley Boys* - Cheyenne Frontier Days (Album) Capitol Records Canada 1962 Sell This Version
T-1801 Tex Ritter - Our Best To You (All-Time Hits By The All-Time Greats) album art Various High Noon Various - Our Best To You (All-Time Hits By The All-Time Greats)(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T-1801 US 1963 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Music From The Original Sound Track "What Am I Bid?" album art Various I Never Got To Kiss The Girl Various - Music From The Original Sound Track "What Am I Bid?" MGM Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - An All-Star Country Christmas album art Various Ole Tex Kringle and 1 more… Various - An All-Star Country Christmas Capitol Records US 1970 Sell This Version
133-136 Tex Ritter - Country Cookin' album art Lee Arnold Show 136 Lee Arnold - Country Cookin'(2xLP) Army Reserve 133-136 US 1973 Sell This Version
ST C 23599 Tex Ritter - 20 Gems Of The Fifties Vol. 3 album art Various Deck Of Cards Various - 20 Gems Of The Fifties Vol. 3(LP) EMI ST C 23599 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
ARI 1010 Tex Ritter - 38 Country Classics album art Various I Dreamed Of A Hill Billy Heaven Various - 38 Country Classics(3xLP) Sessions (2) ARI 1010 US 1979 Sell This Version
DrD 85-09 Tex Ritter - Week Of February 25, 1985 album art Dr. Demento Rye Whiskey Dr. Demento - Week Of February 25, 1985(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One DrD 85-09 US 1985 Sell This Version
CMH-9038 Tex Ritter - Johnny Gimble's Texas Honky-Tonk Hits album art Various Sadie Was A Lady Various - Johnny Gimble's Texas Honky-Tonk Hits(2xLP) CMH CMH-9038 US 1987 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Hillbilly Holiday album art Various Christmas Carols By The Old Corral Various - Hillbilly Holiday (Comp) Rhino Records (2) US 1988 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Hillbilly Music...Thank God! Volume 1 album art Various Fort Worth Jail Various - Hillbilly Music...Thank God! Volume 1 (Comp) Bug, Capitol Records US 1989 Sell This Version
P2 20758, HTP-05 Tex Ritter - Your Hit Parade - 1952 album art Various High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) Various - Your Hit Parade - 1952(2xLP) Time Life Music, Time Life Music P2 20758, HTP-05 US 1989 Sell This Version
PEG CD164 Tex Ritter - This Is Country - Country Anthems album art Various Froggie Went A-Courtin' Various - This Is Country - Country Anthems(CD) Pegasus PEG CD164 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
GO 905208 Tex Ritter - Roots Of Country & Western album art Various Have I Told You Lately That I Love You and 1 more… Various - Roots Of Country & Western(CD) Disky GO 905208 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
DYN 2122 Tex Ritter - Country Hits album art Various Jealous Heart Various - Country Hits(CD, Album) Dynamic Entertainment Ltd DYN 2122 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
IMAR115LP Tex Ritter - Birth/Work/Death: Work, Money And Status In Country Music (1950-1970) album art Various A Working Man's Prayer Various - Birth/Work/Death: Work, Money And Status In Country Music (1950-1970)(LP, Bla) The Iron Mountain Analogue Research Facility IMAR115LP Australia 2018 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Country Special! 20 Country Music Classics By 20 Of Country Musics Greatest Entertainers album art Various I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven Various - Country Special! 20 Country Music Classics By 20 Of Country Musics Greatest Entertainers (Album, Comp) Capitol Records Canada Unknown Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Songs Of The Panhandle album art Various Bad Brahma Bull Various - Songs Of The Panhandle Camay Records UK Unknown Sell This Version
MFP 3042 Tex Ritter - Original Country & Western Hits Country Gold album art Various High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) Various - Original Country & Western Hits Country Gold(LP) Music For Pleasure MFP 3042 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
SYS 5445, 93991, SQ-93991 Tex Ritter - Country Classics album art Various High Noon Various - Country Classics(LP) Longines Symphonette Society, Longines Symphonette Society, Longines Symphonette Society SYS 5445, 93991, SQ-93991 US Unknown Sell This Version
JCS 002 Tex Ritter - The Johnny Cash Show Vol. 2 album art Johnny Cash & Friends* I Walk The Line / Wabash Cannonball Johnny Cash & Friends* - The Johnny Cash Show Vol. 2(CD, Unofficial) Not On Label (Johnny Cash) JCS 002 Unknown Sell This Version
SL-6939 Tex Ritter - Music Country album art Various High Noon Various - Music Country(LP) Capitol Special Markets SL-6939 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Tex Ritter - Grand Ole Opry: Program No. 246 album art Various Hillbilly Heaven Various - Grand Ole Opry: Program No. 246(LP) Grand Ole Opry none US Unknown Sell This Version